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The English surname Silvers is of several distinct origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Old English "silfor," meaning "silversmith"; in this instance, the progenitor of the name would have been someone who practiced this profession. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old English "seolfre," meaning "silvery stream," and would in this case refer to someone who lived by such a stream.

Silvers Early Origins



The surname Silvers was first found in Hertfordshire, where the family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, the Anglo-Saxon surname Silvers survived and the family was first referenced in the 13th century, when it held estates in that shire. The earliest known bearer of the name was John Siluer, who was listed in the Book of Seals for Lincolnshire in 1205.

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Silvers Spelling Variations


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Silvers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Silver, Silvar, Silber, Silvers, Silvars, Silvia, Sylvia and many more.

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Silvers Early History


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Silvers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silvers research. Another 324 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1464, 1504, 1560, 1620, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Silvers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Silvers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silvers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silvers 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:

Silvers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh W Silvers, who arrived in America in 1837

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Contemporary Notables of the name Silvers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Silvers (post 1700)



  • Phil Silvers (1911-1985), American entertainer and comedy actor, best known for starring in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom
  • Louis "Lou" Silvers (1889-1954), American movie composer for more than 250 movies
  • Herbert Ferber Silvers (1906-1991), American sculptor and painter
  • Robert B. Silvers (b. 1929), editor of The New York Review of Books
  • Cathy Silvers (b. 1961), American actress and daughter of Phil Silvers
  • Diane Silvers (b. 1938), historian, writer, and professor from Texas

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Silvers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silvers 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 29 November 2013 at 11:47.

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