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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish

Where did the Portuguese Dasilva family come from? What is the Portuguese Dasilva family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dasilva family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dasilva family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Da Silva, De Silva, Silva, Silveira and others.

First found in the town of Silva in the Portuguese province of Valenca do Minho. The name of the town is derived from the Portuguese word 'silva,' which means 'forest,' and indicating that the area was once heavily forested.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dasilva research. Another 71 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1717, 1673, 1731 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Dasilva History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 97 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dasilva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dasilva Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob DaSilva, who landed in Jamaica in 1740
  • Daniel DaSilva, who landed in Jamaica in 1742
  • Judica DaSilva, who arrived in Jamaica in 1746
  • Rica DaSilva, who arrived in Jamaica in 1746
  • John Joseph DaSilva, who landed in New York in 1792

Dasilva Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin DaSilva, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845


  • Raúl daSilva (b. 1933), American TV commercial producer, business documentary filmmaker, writer and an expert in the field of photoanimation
  • Dan DaSilva (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey winger
  • Edgar J. DaSilva (1941-2007), Indian microbiologist
  • Steve DaSilva (b. 1987), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Edivaldo Sarafim DaSilva, retired Brazilian footballer


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  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Dasilva Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dasilva Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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