Silva Name Meaning

Portuguese, Galician, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the many places called Silva, or a topographic name from silva ‘thicket’, ‘bramble’.

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


Similar surnames: Silvas, Sola, Silla, Salva, Silvia, Villa, Sulla, Milia, Selva, Sima

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Silva Family Origin

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Silva Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    50%
  • Seaman

    50%

In 1881, the most common Silva occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 50% of Silva's were Fishermans. Fisherman and Seaman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Silva.

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Silva Historical Records

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Silva Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Silva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Silva in 1941 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Silva

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