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Origins Available: Italian, Portuguese
Spelling variations of this family name include: Salvi, Salvio, Salvia, Salvetti, Salvini, Salvinelli, Salvioli, Salvucci, Salvioni, Salvato, Salviato, Salvia and many more.
First found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silvio research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1472, 1475, 1814, 1700, 1576, 1628, 1605 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Silvio History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silvio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Licenciado Salvatierra, who came to New Spain in 1565; Juan Salvi, who came to Puerto Rico in 1837; Jens Jensen Salvi, who settled in New York, NY in 1852.
The Silvio Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silvio 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 31 January 2015 at 03:04.