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Silvia Early Origins



The surname Silvia was first found in the town of Silva in the Portuguese province of Valenca do Minho. The name of the town is derived from the Portuguese word 'silva,' which means 'forest,' and indicating that the area was once heavily forested.

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Silvia Spelling Variations


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Silvia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Da Silva, De Silva, Silva, Silveira and others.

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Silvia Early History


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Silvia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silvia research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1717, 1673, 1731 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Silvia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Silvia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silvia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent members of the family include Pedro da Silva (c.1647-1717), born in Lisbon and settling in New France prior to 1673, he was the first post courier in...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silvia 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:

Silvia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Selna Silvia, who landed in California in 1876
  • Giovanni Silvia, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Jenobia Silvia, aged 36, who landed in America from Bodalato, in 1893
  • Palliola Silvia, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Leone Silvia, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Silvia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Katherine Silvia, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Enrique Silvia, aged 38, who settled in America from Caracas, Venezuela, in 1916
  • Rafael Silvia, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1919
  • William R. Silvia, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • J. Silvia, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Silvia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Silvia (post 1700)



  • Stephen Silvia, American Associate Professor and the Director of Doctoral Studies at American University, Washington
  • Rick Rockefeller- Silvia (b. 1984), American equestrian athlete, and equine breeder

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Silvia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silvia 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 15 November 2016 at 12:18.

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