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Silva Surname History

Silva (da Silva) is a popular surname in Portugal, but is also commonly found in America, Asia, and India in large thanks to the Portuguese Colonial Empire.

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Silva Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Portugal.

Silva Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Silva come may come from a craft, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in another language. Because of this it is useful to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Silva are inspired by religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. Often these names relate to a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".

Silva Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Last names like Silva transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family lines, and languages across time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Silva were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Silva. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Silva surname are important to understanding the history of the name.

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