Sly Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): nickname for a cunning or crafty individual, from Middle English sligh ‘sly’ (earlier slegh, from Old Norse sl?gr).

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

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Sly Family Origin

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Sly Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sly family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sly. The most common Sly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Sly's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Sly | Data not to scale

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Sly Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Sly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sly in 1945 was 23, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sly

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