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Sliwa Name Meaning

Polish (Sliwa): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, from sliwa ‘plum’. In some cases the surname may have arisen as a nickname from this word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sliva, Slivka, Oliva, Plewa, Skiba, Sluka, Sica, Sita, Sluga, Sloma

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Where is the Sliwa family from?

You can see how Sliwa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sliwa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Sliwa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 27 Sliwa families living in Illinois. This was about 36% of all the recorded Sliwa's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Sliwa families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sliwa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sliwa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sliwa. 24% of Sliwa men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Sliwa women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sliwa were Machinist and Presser. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Plater
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    25%
  • Packer
    17%
  • Assembler
    9%
  • Presser
    9%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sliwa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sliwa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sliwa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 718 military records available for the last name Sliwa. For the veterans among your Sliwa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sliwa lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sliwa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Sliwa in 1945 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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