The roots of the distinguished German surname Sylver lie in the region of Hessen. The name literally means "silver," and was most likely originally borne by a silversmith.
The surname Sylver was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The earliest recorded variant of the name was Silberer, borne by a resident of Esslingen in 1279.
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of this family name include: Silbermann, Silberman, Silver, Silber, Suelber, Suelver, Silberer, Silbert, Sylver, Sylvermann, Sylverman, Silvermann, Silverman, Sylber, Silvernail and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Silber, who came to Philadelphia in 1749; as did Tobias Silber in 1805; John Conrad Silber in 1823; and Daniel Silber in 1868. Joseph Silberman came in 1844.