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Multiple Origins for the Surname Silvas


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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Silvas family. The original bearer of the name Silvas, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Silvas family originally lived in one of the numerous places named Silva, which are scattered throughout the provinces of Leon, Coruna, Lugo and Oviedo. The surname Silvas was derived from the Latin word "silva," which meant "wood."

Silvas Early Origins



The surname Silvas was first found in Leon and Galicia, important Christian kingdoms of mediaeval Spain.

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Silvas Early History


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Silvas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silvas research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the year 1796 is included under the topic Early Silvas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Silvas Spelling Variations


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Silvas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Silva, Silvera and others.

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Silvas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silvas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, fourteenth century nobleman Ferrand de Silva; Pedro de...

Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silvas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jerónimo de Silva, who emigrated to Peru in 1560; Diego de Silva, to Peru in 1561; María de Silva, to Hispaniola in 1562; Juan de Silva Correa, to Florida in 1563.

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