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Sylvan Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Sylvain. Swedish: derivative of the Latin adjective sylvanus ‘of or pertaining to forest’, used as a translation of Swedish skog ‘forest’, for any of several Swedish vernacular names of which this word was a component.

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


Similar surnames: Sylvain, Salva, Galvan, Salvant, Sylvia, Sylva, Shovan, Silvano

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Sylvan Family Origin

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Sylvan Family Occupations

What did your Sylvan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sylvan family was Keeps House. The most common Sylvan occupation in the USA was Works In Woolen Mill. 43% of Sylvan's were Works In Woolen Mills. Works In Woolen Mill, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sylvan.

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  • Works In Woolen Mill

    43%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeps House

    14%

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

Sylvan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sylvan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sylvan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sylvan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sylvan. For the veterans among your Sylvan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sylvan Life Expectancy

What is the average Sylvan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sylvan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sylvan in 1963 was 71, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sylvan 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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