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The English surname Sylvia is of several distinct origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Old English "silfor," meaning "silversmith"; in this instance, the progenitor of the name would have been someone who practiced this profession. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old English "seolfre," meaning "silvery stream," and would in this case refer to someone who lived by such a stream.

Sylvia Early Origins



The surname Sylvia was first found in Hertfordshire, where the family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, the Anglo-Saxon surname Sylvia survived and the family was first referenced in the 13th century, when it held estates in that shire. The earliest known bearer of the name was John Siluer, who was listed in the Book of Seals for Lincolnshire in 1205.

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Sylvia Spelling Variations


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Sylvia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Silver, Silvar, Silber, Silvers, Silvars, Silvia, Sylvia and many more.

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Sylvia Early History


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Sylvia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sylvia research. Another 324 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1464, 1504, 1560, 1620, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Sylvia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sylvia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sylvia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sylvia 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:

Sylvia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Sylvia, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sylvia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sylvia (post 1700)



  • Saucy Sylvia (1920-2017), born Sylvia Cadesky, a Canadian-born American comedian, classically trained pianist, singer, and radio personality

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