Silvester, which comes from the word "silva," meaning "wood." The earliest forms of
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.
, where this distinguished family was established in early times.
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.
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.