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Dasilva Early Origins



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.

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Dasilva Spelling Variations


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Dasilva Spelling Variations



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

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Dasilva Early History


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Dasilva Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Dasilva Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dasilva Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent members of the family include Pedro da Silva (c.1647-1717), born in Lisbon and settling in New France prior to 1673, he was the first post courier in...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dasilva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dasilva (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dasilva (post 1700)



  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    7. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 October 2015 at 19:07.

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