Sylvest Family History

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Sylvest Name Meaning

Danish: from a personal name, a reduced form of Latin Silvester (see Sylvester).

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

Similar surnames: Sylvester, Silvestro, Sylvestre, Seivert, Silvester, Silvestre, Sales

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Sylvest Family Origin

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Sylvest Family Occupations

What did your Sylvest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sylvest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Sylvest's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sylvest family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sylvest.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • At Home

  • Butcher


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

Sylvest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sylvest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sylvest 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 256 immigration records available for the last name Sylvest. 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 360 military records available for the last name Sylvest. For the veterans among your Sylvest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sylvest Life Expectancy

What is the average Sylvest lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sylvest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sylvest in 1964 was 66, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sylvest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sylvest 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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