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Silla Family History

Silla Name Meaning

Italian: possibly a hypercorrected spelling of Scilla, a habitational name from a place so called in Reggio Calabria.

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


Similar surnames: Sulla, Villa, Pilla, Silva, Soll, Calla, Lilly, Sella, Billy, Tilly

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Where is the Silla family from?

You can see how Silla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silla family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Silla families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Silla families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Silla's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Silla families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Silla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Silla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Silla. 49% of Silla men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Silla women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Silla were Inspector and Sausage Stuffer.

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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
    49%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Inspector
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Winder
    15%
  • Goods School Teacher
    15%
  • Sausage Stuffer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Silla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silla 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 876 immigration records available for the last name Silla. 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 196 military records available for the last name Silla. For the veterans among your Silla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Silla lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2002, in the United States, Silla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Silla in 1952 was 54, and 77 in 2002.

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