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Silvester Family History

Silvester Name Meaning

English and German: variant of Sylvester .

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


Similar surnames: Sylvester, Vester, Silverberg, Milberger, Ivester, Lester, Silvestro

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Where is the Silvester family from?

You can see how Silvester families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Silvester family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Silvester families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 40 Silvester families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Silvester's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Silvester families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Silvester surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Silvester ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Silvester. 64% of Silvester men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    64%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Journalier
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%
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What Silvester family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Silvester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Silvester 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Silvester. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Silvester. For the veterans among your Silvester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Silvester lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Silvester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Silvester in 1953 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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