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The family name Desilvestre 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.

Desilvestre Early Origins



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

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Desilvestre Spelling Variations


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Desilvestre Spelling Variations



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

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Desilvestre Early History


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Desilvestre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desilvestre research. Another 223 words (16 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 Desilvestre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Desilvestre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Desilvestre Early Notables (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 Desilvestre 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:

Desilvestre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Garcia DeSilvestre, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Desilvestre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desilvestre 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 25 June 2013 at 10:28.

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