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Where did the Portuguese Silvis family come from? What is the Portuguese Silvis family crest and coat of arms? When did the Silvis family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Silvis 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 Silvis research. Another 71 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1731 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Silvis History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silvis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Silvis Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Silvis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silvis 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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