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Silvester History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Italian, Scottish


Early Origins of the Silvester family


The surname Silvester was first found in Essex, but the earliest record of the name was Sylvester, a medieval Bishop of Worcester (1216-1218.)

Early History of the Silvester family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silvester research.
Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1563, 1618, 1652 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Silvester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Silvester Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Silvester, Sylvester, Silvestre and others.

Early Notables of the Silvester family (pre 1700)


Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silvester Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Silvester family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Silvester Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abram Silvester, aged 14, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [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)
  • Phillip Silvester who settled in Virginia in 1642 along with Abraham
  • Phillipp Silvester, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [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)
  • John Silvester, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [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)
  • Hen Silvester, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Silvester Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lydia Silvester, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [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)
  • Thomas Silvester, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [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)
  • Honora Silvester, who settled in Boston in 1716
  • Richard Silvester, who landed in America in 1764 [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)

Silvester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Silvester, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)

Silvester Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Silvester, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Henry Silvester, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Silvester Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Silvester, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Fanny Silvester, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Marcia Silvester, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Florence Silvester, aged 15 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Silvester (post 1700)


  • Peter Henry Silvester (1807-1882), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York (1847-1851), grandson of Peter Silvester
  • Peter Silvester (1734-1808), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York (1789-1793)
  • L. Jay Silvester (b. 1937), retired American discus thrower, Olympian, Men's Discus World Record Holder (1961-1962) and (1968-1975)
  • Victor Marlborough Silvester OBE (1900-1978), English dancer, author, musician and bandleader from the British dance band era
  • Jarrod B. Silvester (b. 1985), Australian Rules Football player for Australian Football League (AFL) club Richmond
  • Attila-Akyla Silvester (1944-2010), Greek dancer, choreographer and director
  • Peter Peet Silvester (1935-1996), Estonia-born, Canadian electrical engineer, emeritus professor at McGill University, Fellow of the IEE, and of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Peter Dennis Silvester (b. 1948), retired English Association football forward who played from 1965 to 1978
  • Andy Silvester (b. 1947), British bassist and multi-instrumentalist
  • Sir John Silvester Bt, FRS, FSA, DCL (1745-1822), English lawyer and Common Serjeant of London (1790-1803), Recorder of London, senior Circuit Judge at the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey), (1803-1822)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Silvester family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • Kenneth Gordon Silvester (d. 1945), British Cook S aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  4. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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