The surname Silvan was first found in Poitou, a part of Aquitane, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Vienne and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
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of this family name include: Savant, Sauvan, Sauvent, Sauvain, Sauvanelle, Sauvanet, Sauvannon, Silvain, Sylvain, Silvan and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: P. Savan, who is on record in New York city in 1823; and others of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.