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Where did the German Sylverman family come from? What is the German Sylverman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sylverman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sylverman family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Silberman, Silbermann, Silverman, Silvermann, Silferman and many more.

First found in the region of the Upper Rhineland, where the name Silberman or Silverman was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sylverman research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1678, 1734, 1683 and 1753 are included under the topic Early Sylverman History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sylverman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Moses Silbermann arrived in New York in 1850 along with his family; Francis Silbermann settled in Tippecanoe County in Indiana in 1850; Hyman Silermann settled in Arkansas in 1902.


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The Sylverman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sylverman 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 16 January 2014 at 13:50.

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