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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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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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