Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Silvera family. The original bearer of the name Silvera, 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 Silvera 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 Silvera was derived from the Latin word "silva," which meant "wood."
Early Origins of the Silvera family
Galicia, important Christian kingdoms of mediaeval Spain.
Early History of the Silvera family
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Silvera Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Silva, Silvera and others.
Early Notables of the Silvera family (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...
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Migration of the Silvera family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Silvera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Silvera (post 1700)
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