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Sylvester Early Origins



The surname Sylvester was first found in Essex, but the earliest record of the name was Sylvester, a medieval Bishop of Worcester (1216-1218.)

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Sylvester Spelling Variations


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Sylvester Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Silvester, Sylvester, Silvestre and others.

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Sylvester Early History


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Sylvester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sylvester research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1563, 1618, 1652 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Sylvester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sylvester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sylvester Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sylvester 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:

Sylvester Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Sylvester, who arrived in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Sylvester, who landed in Maryland in 1651-1658

Sylvester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Sylvester, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Christian Sylvester, aged 67, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Mr. Sylvester, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles A Sylvester, who landed in Arkansas in 1891

Sylvester Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ralph Howard Sylvester, who landed in Wisconsin in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sylvester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sylvester (post 1700)



  • Albert Hale Sylvester (1871-1944), American pioneer surveyor, explorer, and forest supervisor, best known as the discoverer, explorer of The Enchantments
  • William Sylvester (1922-1995), American television and film actor, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Heywood Floyd in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Sherry Sylvester, American political worker and journalist
  • Rick Sylvester, American stuntman
  • Michael Sylvester (1951-1997), American opera-singer
  • Harold Sylvester (b. 1949), American film and television actor
  • Dean Sylvester (b. 1972), American NHL hockey player
  • Jessica Aimee Sylvester (b. 1987), British silver medalist freestyle swimmer at the 2010 European Championships
  • Terry Sylvester (b. 1947), English guitarist/singer with The Escorts, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Hollies
  • Anthony David Bernard Sylvester CBE (1924-2001), British art critic and curator
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sylvester Historic Events


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Sylvester Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. James Sylvester (b. 1921), English Ordinary Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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    The Sylvester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sylvester 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 September 2014 at 18:59.

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