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Origins Available: Portuguese
The surname Dasilva was 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Da Silva, De Silva, Silva, Silveira and others.
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 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 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
- Edivaldo Sarafim DaSilva, retired Brazilian footballer
- Steve DaSilva (b. 1987), Canadian professional ice hockey player
- Edgar J. DaSilva (1941-2007), Indian microbiologist
- Dan DaSilva (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey winger
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- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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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