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De silva Family History

De silva Name Meaning
Respelling of Portuguese Da Silva. This name is common in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of De silva Families

  • Number of De silva families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of De silva families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the De silva last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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De silva Family Origin

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De silva Immigration Information

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De silva Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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