Silvey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Silvey family. The original bearer of the name Silvey, 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 Silvey 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 Silvey was derived from the Latin word "silva," which meant "wood."

Early Origins of the Silvey family

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

Early History of the Silvey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silvey research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1796 is included under the topic Early Silvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Silvey Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Silvey 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 Silva, a fifteenth century soldier of the Reconquest; Feliciano de Silva, sixteenth century Spanish novelist; sixteenth century Spanish politician, diplomat and writer Juan de Silva; seventeenth century Spanish politician and diplomat García...
Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silvey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Silvey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Silvey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James A. Silvey, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1896
Silvey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Benjamin Silvey, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Athlone, in 1905
  • Adaline Silvey, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Tom Silvey, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1906
  • William Silvey, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Joseph Silvey, aged 17, who immigrated to America, in 1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Silvey (post 1700) +

  • Shirley Silvey (1927-2010), American animator, best known for his work on Mr. Magoo, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and the Dudley Do-Right Show
  • George John Silvey (b. 1912), American former professional Major League Baseball first baseman, outfielder, manager, scout and front-office executive
  • Anita Silvey, American editor and literary critic in the genre of children’s literature
  • Craig Silvey (b. 1982), Australian novelist and musician

RMS Titanic
  • Mrs. Alice Silvey, (née Munger), aged 39, American First Class passenger from Duluth, Minnesota who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 11 [1]
  • Mr. William Baird Silvey (d. 1912), aged 50, American First Class passenger from Duluth, Minnesota who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [1]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Jesse Silvey, American Machinist's Mate Second Class from Texas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  2. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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