Dasilva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dasilva family

The surname Dasilva was first found in the town of Silva in the Portuguese province of Valenca do Minho. The name of the town is derived from the Portuguese word 'silva,' which means 'forest,' and indicating that the area was once heavily forested.

Early History of the Dasilva family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dasilva research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1717, 1673, 1731 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Dasilva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dasilva Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Da Silva, De Silva, Silva, Silveira and others.

Early Notables of the Dasilva family (pre 1700)

Prominent members of the family include Pedro da Silva (c.1647-1717), born in Lisbon and settling in New France prior to 1673, he was the first post courier in...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dasilva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dasilva migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dasilva Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob DaSilva, who landed in Jamaica in 1740 [1]
  • Daniel DaSilva, who landed in Jamaica in 1742 [1]
  • Judica DaSilva, who arrived in Jamaica in 1746 [1]
  • Rica DaSilva, who arrived in Jamaica in 1746 [1]
  • John Joseph DaSilva, who landed in New York in 1792 [1]
Dasilva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin DaSilva, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dasilva (post 1700) +

  • Raúl daSilva (b. 1933), American TV commercial producer, business documentary filmmaker, writer and an expert in the field of photoanimation
  • John Walter da Silva QSM (1934-2021), New Zealand wrestler and boxer
  • José Carlos da Silva Júnior (1926-2021), Brazilian politician and businessman, member of the Democratic Social Party and served as a Senator from 1996 to 1999
  • Raúl Alves Calane da Silva (1945-2021), Mozambican writer, journalist, and poet
  • Edivaldo Sarafim DaSilva, retired Brazilian footballer
  • Steve DaSilva (b. 1987), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Edgar J. DaSilva (1941-2007), Indian microbiologist
  • Dan DaSilva (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey winger


  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)


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