Silas Family History

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Silas Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Silas, a vernacular form of Latin Silvanus (see Silvano). Hungarian (Szilas): from the old Hungarian personal name Szilas, or from a pet form of the ecclasiastical names Szilveszter or Szilvánusz (see Silvester, Silvano).

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

Similar surnames: Vilas, Milas, Miles, Giles, Silvas, Stas, Silk, Sias, Files, Silano

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Silas Family Origin

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Silas Family Occupations

What did your Silas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Trapper and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Silas. 36% of Silas men worked as a Trapper and 38% of Silas women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silas were Gardener and Mcanicien

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Trapper
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Wife
  • Mcanicien

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Silas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Silas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silas 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Silas. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Silas. For the veterans among your Silas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silas Life Expectancy

What is the average Silas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Silas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Silas in 1944 was 22, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silas 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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