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 spelling & pronunciation
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Silva Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
Silva Meaning & Etymology
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No content has been submitted about the meaning of Silva. The following is speculative information about Silva. You can submit your information by clicking Edit.
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.
Last names similar to SilvaSilva-, Silvaaacosta, Silvaabel, Silvaabenito, Silvaabiel, Silvaaboyrie, Silva abreu, Silvaacardona, Silvaacontreras, Silva-acosta, Silva-adam, Silvaadan, Silva-adorno, Silvaadrian, Silva-aguilar, Silva-aguirre, Silvaajose, Silva-ala, Silva-Alamo, Silva-alba
Silva Family Tree
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- George Fernandes Silva 1917 - ?
- Maria Estrella da Silva 1885 - ?
- John Silva
- Harry Silva 1923 - ?
- Gabrial Silva
- Alga Silva
- Terrence Paul Silva 1944 - ?
- Albert Silva 1915 - ?
- Mary Jacinta Silva 1895 - ?
- Mariana Silva 1871 - ?