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Silbaugh Name Meaning

Altered form of German Silbach, habitational name from Silbach in the Sauerland, from a dialect word sil, sel, sal ‘moist dirt’ + Middle High German bach ‘creek’.

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


Similar surnames: Sirbaugh, Surbaugh, Sharbaugh, Tombaugh, Kelbaugh, Shinpaugh

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Where is the Silbaugh family from?

You can see how Silbaugh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silbaugh family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Silbaugh families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Silbaugh families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Silbaugh's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Silbaugh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Silbaugh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Silbaugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Silbaugh. 27% of Silbaugh men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Silbaugh women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silbaugh were Plasterer and House Servant.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Plasterer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • House Servant
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Silbaugh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silbaugh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 71 immigration records available for the last name Silbaugh. 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 Cards

There are 586 military records available for the last name Silbaugh. For the veterans among your Silbaugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Silbaugh lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Silbaugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Silbaugh in 1952 was 56, and 62 in 2004.

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