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 Delasylvestre family
Lorraine, where this distinguished family was established in early times.
Early History of the Delasylvestre family
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Delasylvestre Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sylvestre, Silvestre, de Sylvestre, de Silvestre and others.
Early Notables of the Delasylvestre 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...
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Migration of the Delasylvestre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Sylvestre, who married Barbe Nepveu in Quebec City in 1667; 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.
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