Silk Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’. English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Silkin (see Sill). Irish (Galway): Anglicized form (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Síoda (see Sheedy). Americanized form (translation) of German and Jewish Seide or Seid.

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


Similar surnames: Milk, Wilk, Bick, Salk, Sik, Mick, Sill, Sink, Sick, Hild

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Silk Family Origin

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Silk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Baker

    10%
  • Farmers Son

    10%
  • Dress Maker

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Baker and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silk. The most common Silk occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Silk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Silk family was Dress Maker.

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Silk Historical Records

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Silk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Silk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Silk in 1950 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silk

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