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The roots of the distinguished German surname Silver lie in the region of Hessen. The name literally means "silver," and was most likely originally borne by a silversmith.

Silver Early Origins



The surname Silver was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The earliest recorded variant of the name was Silberer, borne by a resident of Esslingen in 1279.

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Silver Spelling Variations


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Silver Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Silbermann, Silberman, Silver, Silber, Suelber, Suelver, Silberer, Silbert, Sylver, Sylvermann, Sylverman, Silvermann, Silverman, Sylber, Silvernail and many more.

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Silver Early History


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Silver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silver research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1640, 1678, 1683, 1734, 1753, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Silver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Silver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silver Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silver 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 were:

Silver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Silver, who settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Thomas Silver, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Mary Silver, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Mary Silver, who came to Virginia in 1643
  • Nicholas Silver, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1674
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Silver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Silver, who emigrated from Scotland to Jamaica in 1730
  • John Silver, who came to Virginia in 1743
  • Isaac Silver, who came to Maryland in 1760
  • James Silver, who immigrated to Boston in 1765

Silver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Antonio Silver, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1815
  • Jose Silver, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • M Silver, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Silver, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S Silver, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Silver Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michael Silver, who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1752
  • Louisa Silver, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Michel Silver, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Nicholas, I Silver, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Silver Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Silver, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Silver Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Silver, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Silver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Silver (post 1700)



  • Philip Silver (1909-1999), American philatelist
  • Paul Silver (1948-2009), American seismologist
  • Joel Silver (b. 1952), Jewish-American Hollywood film producer
  • Horace Silver (1928-2014), born Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, American jazz pianist and composer, awarded the President's Merit Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2005
  • Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver (1946-2009), American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist
  • Leon T. "Lee" Silver (b. 1925), Professor of Geology at Caltech, an instructor to the Apollo 13, 15, 16, and 17 astronaut crews

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Suggested Readings for the name Silver


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Suggested Readings for the name Silver



  • Silver, our Pioneer Ancestors by John Silver Harris.
  • The Silver Family Lineage of Anna Charles, Mary and Elisabeth Silver by Arthur E. Silver.
  • Our Silver Heritage by Benjamin Stump Silver.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Silver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silver Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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