Silvis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Silvis family
The surname Silvis 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.
Early History of the Silvis family
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Silvis Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Da Silva, De Silva, Silva, Silveira and others.
Early Notables of the Silvis family (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...
In the United States, the name Silvis is the 12,321st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Silvis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century