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Silvas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Portuguese , Spanish



Early Origins of the Silvas family


The surname Silvas 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.

Early History of the Silvas family


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Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1717, 1673, 1731 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Silvas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Silvas Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Silvas family (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...
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Migration of the Silvas family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Baltasar DeSilva arrived in America in 1535; Francisco DeSilva arrived in New Spain in 1538; John Joseph DeSilva arrived in New York in 1792; J.R. Desilva arrived in San Francisco in 1852.

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