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Sylvestre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French , Scottish


The family name Sylvestre is derived from the Germanic personal name Silvester, which comes from the word "silva," meaning "wood." The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.


Early Origins of the Sylvestre family


The surname Sylvestre was first found in Lorraine, where this distinguished family was established in early times.

Early History of the Sylvestre family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sylvestre research.
Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1691, 1698, 1706, 1738, 1740, 1758, 1767, 1795, 1823, 1838, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Sylvestre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sylvestre Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sylvestre, Silvestre, de Sylvestre, de Silvestre and others.

Early Notables of the Sylvestre family (pre 1700)


Notable in the family name was Israel Silvestre the Younger (1620-1691), prolific French draftsman, etcher and print dealer; and his son, Louis de Silvestre (1675-1760), a French portrait and history painter...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sylvestre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Sylvestre family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sylvestre Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Sylvestre, who married Barbe Nepveu in Quebec City in 1667
  • Nicolas Sylvestre, son of Nicolas and Tanche, married Barbe Nepveu, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Quebec on 27th August 1667 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Sylvestre, son of Pierre and Catherine, married Marie-Marthe Gendron, daughter of Nicolas and Marie-Marthe, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 18th October 1685 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Nicolas Sylvestre, son of Nicolas and Barbe, married Jeanne Labadie, daughter of François and Jeanne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 23rd November 1694 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis Sylvestre, son of Nicolas and Barbe, married Élisabeth Labadie, daughter of François and Jeanne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 24th November 1698 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Sylvestre Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Sylvestre, son of Nicolas and Barbe, married Marie-Anne Labadie, daughter of François and Jeanne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 8th November 1700 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Sylvestre, who married Marie-Anne Lebadie in Pte-aux-Trembles in 1700
  • Jean Sylvestre, who married Marie-Anne Benoit-Abel in 1715 in Deschambault, Quebec
  • Jean Sylvestre, son of Nicolas and Barbe, married Marie-Anne Benoit, daughter of Abel and Marthe, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 11th November 1715 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • François Sylvestre, son of Nicolas and Barbe, married Marie-Angélique Houde, daughter of Joseph and Louise-Angélique, in Sainte-Croix, Quebec on 15th February 1733 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sylvestre (post 1700)


  • Joseph-Noël Sylvestre (1847-1926), French painter known for his studies of classic scenes
  • Ludovic Sylvestre (b. 1984), French footballer
  • Patrick Sylvestre (b. 1968), retired Swiss football midfielder
  • Alain Sylvestre (b. 1979), nicknamed "Quicksilver," Canadian kickboxer, Thailand Middleweight Muay Thai Champion
  • Cleo Sylvestre (b. 1945), English film, stage and television actress
  • Armand Sylvestre (1890-1972), Canadian lawyer and politician who represented Lake St. John from 1925 to 1930
  • Armand Sylvestre (1910-1980), Canadian lawyer, judge and politician who represented Berthier in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1944 to 1948 as a Liberal
  • Louis Sylvestre (1832-1914), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Berthier in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1871 to 1878 and from 1886 to 1889
  • Guy Sylvestre OC, FRSC (198-2010), Canadian literary critic, librarian and writer, Director of the National Library of Canada (1968-1983)
  • Diana L Sylvestre MD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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