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Silvia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Portuguese


The English surname Silvia is of several distinct origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Old English "silfor," meaning "silversmith"; in this instance, the progenitor of the name would have been someone who practiced this profession. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old English "seolfre," meaning "silvery stream," and would in this case refer to someone who lived by such a stream.


Early Origins of the Silvia family


The surname Silvia was first found in Hertfordshire, where the family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, the Anglo-Saxon surname Silvia survived and the family was first referenced in the 13th century, when it held estates in that shire. The earliest known bearer of the name was John Siluer, who was listed in the Book of Seals for Lincolnshire in 1205.

Early History of the Silvia family


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Silvia Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Silver, Silvar, Silber, Silvers, Silvars, Silvia, Sylvia and many more.

Early Notables of the Silvia family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Batholemew Silver, who was seated in Hertfordshire about 1350; Alexander Silver, a wealthy East India trader from Aberdeenshire, Scotland in the 1700s; and George Silver (c.1560s-1620s), an English gentleman...
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Migration of the Silvia family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Silvia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Selna Silvia, who landed in California in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Giovanni Silvia, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Jenobia Silvia, aged 36, who landed in America from Bodalato, in 1893
  • Palliola Silvia, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Leone Silvia, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Silvia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Katherine Silvia, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Enrique Silvia, aged 38, who settled in America from Caracas, Venezuela, in 1916
  • Rafael Silvia, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1919
  • William R. Silvia, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • J. Silvia, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Silvia (post 1700)


  • Stephen Silvia, American Associate Professor and the Director of Doctoral Studies at American University, Washington
  • Rick Rockefeller- Silvia (b. 1984), American equestrian athlete, and equine breeder
  • Silvia Cavalleri (b. 1972), Italian professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour
  • Silvia Cruz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Silvia Droste (b. 1960), German jazz singer
  • Silvia Helena Araujo Pinheiro (b. 1981), Brazilian two-time gold medalist handballer
  • Silvia Siefert (b. 1953), East German silver medalist handball player at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Silvia Dusch, German director
  • Silvia Monfort (1923-1991), French actress and theatre director
  • Silvia Dionisio (b. 1951), Italian actress

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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