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Silva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Portuguese , Spanish



Early Origins of the Silva family


The surname Silva was first found in the town of Silva in the Portuguese province of Valenca do Minho. The name of the town is derived from the Portuguese word 'silva,' which means 'forest,' and indicating that the area was once heavily forested.

Early History of the Silva family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silva research.
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1717, 1673, 1731 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Silva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Silva Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Da Silva, De Silva, Silva, Silveira and others.

Early Notables of the Silva family (pre 1700)


Prominent members of the family include Pedro da Silva (c.1647-1717), born in Lisbon and settling in New France prior to 1673, he was the first post courier in...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Silva family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Silva Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Jerónimo de Silva, who emigrated to Peru in 1560
  • Diego de Silva, settled in Peru in 1561
  • María de Silva, moved to Hispaniola in 1562
  • Juan de Silva Correa, moved to Florida in 1563
  • Antonio de Silva, settled in New Spain in 1566

Silva Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Gomes Silva, who landed in Jamaica in 1742-1743 [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)
  • Joshua Gomez Silva, who landed in Jamaica in 1742 [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)
  • Antonio De Silva, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [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)
  • John Roix Silva, who arrived in New York in 1792 [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)
  • Joze Roiz Silva, who landed in New York in 1792 [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)

Silva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Silva, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [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)
  • Manuel Silva, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [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)
  • Pedro De Silva, who arrived in America in 1814 [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)
  • Maria Silva, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816-1826 [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)
  • Juana Rosa Silva, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816-1821 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Silva Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Silva, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Silva Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R. Silva, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Abernyte" in 1876
  • H. Silva, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1881
  • Algernon Silva, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1881
  • Augustus Silva, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1881
  • Esther Silva, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1881
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Silva (post 1700)


  • Lyversa De Silva, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1919; Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Lyversa Silva. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph R. De Silva, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948, 1952, 1964 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Joseph Silva. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Silva (b. 1960), the best-selling American author
  • James Della Silva, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Alaska State Senate District M, 2000 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Anibal Cavaco Silva (b. 1939), Portuguese politician
  • Carlos Alberto Silva (1939-2017), Brazilian football manager
  • Héctor "Lito" Silva (1940-2015), Uruguayan football forward who played for Uruguay in the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups
  • Carlos Alfredo Feraud Silva (b. 1990), Ecuadorian footballer
  • Arménio Adroaldo Vieira e Silva (b. 1941), Portuguese journalist
  • Manuel Pereira da Silva (1920-2003), Portuguese sculptor
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Silva family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Charles D  Silva (1887-1917), Welsh Steward aboard the SS Middleton Castle from Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom who died in the explosion [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas James Silva, American 1st Class Passenger from Thomasville, Georgia, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Suggested Readings for the name Silva


  • Silva Descendants: Portuguese Genealogy by Henrietta Mello Mayer.

Silva Family Crest Products



See Also



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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Lyversa Silva. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Joseph Silva. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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