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Multiple Origins for the Surname De silva


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De silva Early Origins



The surname De silva 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.

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De silva Spelling Variations


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De silva Spelling Variations



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

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De silva Early History


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De silva Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De silva research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1717, 1673, 1731 and 1799 are included under the topic Early De silva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De silva Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De silva Early Notables (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 De silva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De silva Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Joseph DeSilva, who arrived in New York in 1792

De silva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Baltasar DeSilva, who arrived in America in 1835
  • Francisco DeSilva, who landed in New Spain in 1838
  • Miguel DeSilva, who landed in Guatemala in 1838
  • Rosa DeSilva, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • M R DeSilva, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

De silva Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Felicia Desilva, aged 19, who landed in America from Benevento, Benevento, Italy, in 1906
  • Manuel deSilva, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Carmine DeSilva, aged 3, who landed in America from Avellino, Italy, in 1907
  • Manuel DeSilva, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Val D'Ozenda, Portugal, in 1910
  • Joan C deSilva, aged 33, who landed in America from Lisbon, Portugal, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name De silva (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De silva (post 1700)



  • Norman deSilva, former American NCAA basketball player and Assistant Coach
  • John Reed DeSilva (b. 1967), American former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Luigi deSilva (b. 1953), Italian professional footballer
  • Walter Maria deSilva (b. 1951), Italian car designer
  • Diego de Silva y Velasquez (1599-1660), Spanish painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The De silva Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De silva 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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