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Silvas Family History

Silvas Name Meaning
Portuguese and Galician: topographic name from silvas, plural of silva ‘thicket’, ‘bramble’. See Silva.Hungarian (Szilvás): occupational name for a grower or seller of soft fruits, from szilva ‘plum’.

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

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27,718 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
942 Military Records
1,113 Immigration Records
8,536 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Silvas Families

  • Number of Silvas families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Silvas families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Silvas last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Silvas census records

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Silvas Family Origin

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Silvas Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Silvas families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Silvas

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Silvas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Silvas census records

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Silvas Civil War Service Records

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