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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."

Silvey Early Origins



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

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Silvey Spelling Variations


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Silvey Spelling Variations



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

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Silvey Early History


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Silvey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silvey research. Another 349 words (25 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.

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Silvey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silvey 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 Silvey 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:

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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Joseph Silvey, aged 17, who emigrated to America, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Silvey (post 1700)


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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

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Silvey Historic Events


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Silvey Historic Events




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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Silvey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silvey 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 30 October 2015 at 19:57.

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