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.
Early Origins of the Desilvestre family
The surname Desilvestre was first found in Lorraine
, where this distinguished family was established in early times.
Early History of the Desilvestre family
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.
Desilvestre Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sylvestre, Silvestre, de Sylvestre, de Silvestre and others.
Early Notables of the Desilvestre 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... 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.
Migration of the Desilvestre family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)