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The family name Sylvestr is derived from the Germanic personal name Silvester, which comes from the word "silva," meaning "wood." The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.

Sylvestr Early Origins



The surname Sylvestr was first found in Lorraine, where this distinguished family was established in early times.

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Sylvestr Spelling Variations


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Sylvestr Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sylvestre, Silvestre, de Sylvestre, de Silvestre and others.

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Sylvestr Early History


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Sylvestr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sylvestr research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1691, 1698, 1706, 1738, 1740, 1758, 1767, 1795, 1823, 1838, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Sylvestr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sylvestr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sylvestr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name was Israel Silvestre the Younger (1620-1691), prolific French draftsman, etcher and print dealer; and his son, Louis de Silvestre (1675-1760), a French portrait and history painter...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sylvestr 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 or some of its variants were: Nicolas Sylvestre, who married Barbe Nepveu in Quebec City in 1667; Pierre Sylvestre, who married Marie-Anne Lebadie in Pte-aux-Trembles in 1700; Jean Sylvestre, who married Marie-Anne Benoit-Abel in 1715 in Deschambault.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Sylvestr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sylvestr 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 25 June 2013 at 10:28.

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