Salva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname is one of the Spanish patronymic surnames, created from the name of a male ancestor. It seems that this name came from at least two sources, in some instances coming from the personal name Silvaus, derived in turn from the Latin "silva" meaning "wood," and in other instances from the personal name Salvius, from the Latin "salvus" for "saved." Both were names of early Christian Saints.

Early Origins of the Salva family

The surname Salva was first found in Catalonia, the north east region of the former kingdom of Aragon.

Early History of the Salva family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salva research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1623 is included under the topic Early Salva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Salva Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Salva, Salvas, Salvo, Salvá and others.

Early Notables of the Salva family (pre 1700)

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United States Salva migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Salva Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Martin de Salva, who settled in Chile in 1555
  • Leon de Salva, who arrived in Peru in 1580
Salva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Salva, aged 25, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838 [1]
  • Joseph Salva, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1897 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Salva (post 1700) +

  • Victor Salva, American writer and director of horror films
  • Alberto Salvá (b. 1938), Spanish movie director
  • Antoine Salva, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]

Hillcrest Coal Mine
  • Mr. Alfred Salva (1879-1914), French Miner from Charbonnier les Mines Par St. Germain, Lembrun Puy-de Dome, France who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [3]

  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)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 11) Antoine Salva. Retrieved from
  3. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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