Early Origins of the Sylvain family
The surname Sylvain was first found in Poitou, a part of Aquitane, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Vienne and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Early History of the Sylvain family
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Sylvain Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Savant, Sauvan, Sauvent, Sauvain, Sauvanelle, Sauvanet, Sauvannon, Silvain, Sylvain, Silvan and many more.
Early Notables of the Sylvain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sylvain family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: P. Savan, who is on record in New York city in 1823; and others of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sylvain (post 1700)
- Sylvain Sylvain (b. 1951), American rock guitarist
- Adolphe Sylvain (1920-1991), French-Tahitian photographer
- Jean Sylvain (1736-1793), French astronomer and orator
- Audrey Sylvain, French-German musician and dancer
- Georges Sylvain (1866-1925), Haitian poet, lawyer and diplomat
- Franck Sylvain (1909-1987), served as President of Haiti in 1957
- George Sylvain (1819-1891), Quebec businessman and political figure
- John Sylvain (b. 1924), Montreal insurance executive who was named to the Canadian Senate
- Éric Sylvain (b. 1971), Canadian curler