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Sylva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


Early Origins of the Sylva family


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

Early History of the Sylva family


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Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1796 is included under the topic Early Sylva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sylva Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Sylva 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...
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Migration of the Sylva family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sylva Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hermanus Josephus Sylva, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796 [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)
  • Maria Thereza Sylva, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796 [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)
  • Rochus Sylva, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796 [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)

Sylva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margurite Sylva, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896

Sylva Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joaquin Sonja Sylva, aged 7, who immigrated to the United States from Flour, in 1900
  • Jacque Sylva, aged 42, who landed in America from Lisbonne, in 1907
  • Marguerita Sylva, aged 35, who settled in America from Marseille, France, in 1909
  • Marguerita Sylva, aged 25, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • Louis Sylva, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sylva (post 1700)


  • Vincent Da Sylva (b. 1973), Senegalese basketball player
  • Rene Sylva (1929-2008), native Hawaiian botanist
  • Joseph de Sylva (b. 1958), Canadian politician in Gatineau, Quebec
  • Timipre Sylva (b. 1964), Governor of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria
  • Tony Mario Sylva (b. 1975), Senegalese footballer
  • Carmen Sylva (1843-1916), pen name of Elizabeth queen of Rumania
  • Sylva C. Lachapelle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 10th District, 1932 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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