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From the historical and enchanting region of 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."

Silvera Early Origins



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

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Silvera Spelling Variations


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Silvera Spelling Variations



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

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Silvera Early History


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Silvera Early History



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

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Silvera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silvera 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 Silvera 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:

Silvera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Silvera, who arrived in America in 1813 [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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Silvera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Silvera (post 1700)



  • Aaron Albert Silvera (1935-2002), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Damian Troy Silvera (1974-2010), American soccer midfielder
  • Darrell Silvera (1900-1983), American seven-time Academy Award nominated set decorator
  • Charles Anthony Ryan Silvera (b. 1924), retired American Major League Baseball player and coach
  • Frank Alvin Silvera (1914-1970), Jamaican-born, American actor and theatrical director
  • Makeda Silvera (b. 1955), Jamaican-born, Canadian novelist and short story writer
  • Carmen Blanche Silvera (1922-2002), Canadian-born British comic actress, best known for her starring role in the British television programme, 'Allo 'Allo!
  • Laurie Silvera (b. 1939), Jamaican-born, Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse trainer
  • Néstor Andrés Silvera (b. 1977), Argentine football striker

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  3. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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The Silvera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silvera 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.

This page was last modified on 15 January 2017 at 11:08.

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