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De Silva Family Origin

Where is the De Silva family from?

De Silva Family Occupations

What did your De Silva ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the De Silva family was Carpenter. The most common De Silva occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of De Silva's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by De Silva.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Black Smith

    9%
  • Carpenter

    9%

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

De Silva Historical Records

What De Silva family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Silva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Silva 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 De Silva. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 De Silva. For the veterans among your De Silva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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De Silva Life Expectancy

What is the average De Silva lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, De Silva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for De Silva in 1953 was 61, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for De Silva

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your De Silva 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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