Sylvester Family History

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Sylvester Name Meaning

English and German: from a personal name (Latin Silvester, a derivative of silva ‘wood’). This was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great.

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

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Sylvester Family Origin

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Sylvester Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, the most common Sylvester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Sylvester's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sylvester family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sylvester.

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Sylvester Historical Records

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Sylvester Life Expectancy

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