Sylvain Family History

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Sylvain Name Meaning

French: from the Old French personal name Seluein (Latin Silvanus, a derivative of silva ‘wood’), bestowed in honor of various minor early Christian saints.

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

Similar surnames: Sylvan, Salva, Savin, Silvio, Galvin, Servais, Allain, Sain, Galvan

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Sylvain Family Origin

Where is the Sylvain family from?

Sylvain Family Occupations

What did your Sylvain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sylvain. A less common occupation for the Sylvain family was Servant. The most common Sylvain occupation in the USA was Laborer. 75% of Sylvain's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sylvain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sylvain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Sylvain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sylvain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 865 immigration records available for the last name Sylvain. 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 Card

There are 778 military records available for the last name Sylvain. For the veterans among your Sylvain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sylvain Life Expectancy

What is the average Sylvain lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sylvain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Sylvain in 1954 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sylvain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sylvain ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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