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."
Early Origins of the Silvera family
The surname Silvera was first found in Leon and Galicia
, important Christian kingdoms of mediaeval Spain.
Early History of the Silvera family
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Silvera Spelling Variations
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... 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.
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
- Juan De Silvera, who arrived in America in 1813 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)
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