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
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.
The surname Salvas was first found in Catalonia, the north east region of the former kingdom of Aragon.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin de Salva, who settled in Chile in 1555; and Leon de Salva, who arrived in Peru in 1580.