Silsby Family History

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Silsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place; perhaps a variant of Salisbury.

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

Similar surnames: Sorsby, Lisby, Bigsby, Hilby, Soulsby, Bilby, Filby, Silvey, Selby

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Silsby Family Origin

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Silsby Family Occupations

What did your Silsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Silsby family was Blacksmith. The most common Silsby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Silsby's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silsby.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith


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

Silsby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Silsby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silsby 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 487 immigration records available for the last name Silsby. 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 Silsby. For the veterans among your Silsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Silsby Life Expectancy

What is the average Silsby lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Silsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Silsby in 1953 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silsby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Silsby 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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