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Da Silva Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: variant of Silva with the addition of da a shortened form of the preposition de ‘from’ and the feminine definite article a ‘the’.

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


Similar surnames: De Silva, Davila, Silva, La Sala, Silvas, La Spina, Salva, Da Villa

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Where is the Da Silva family from?

You can see how Da Silva families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Da Silva family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Da Silva families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1901 there were 2 Da Silva families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Da Silva's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Da Silva families in 1901.
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Da Silva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Da Silva census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Da Silva. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Da Silva. For the veterans among your Da Silva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Da Silva lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Da Silva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Da Silva in 1957 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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