Da Silva Family History

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Da Silva Name Meaning

Portuguese (Da Silva): topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Latin silva ‘wood’.

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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Da Silva Family Origin

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Da Silva Family Occupations

What did your Da Silva ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Fancy Trade Warehouseman and General Dealer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Da Silva. The most common Da Silva occupation in the UK was Fancy Trade Warehouseman. 33% of Da Silva's were Fancy Trade Warehousemans. A less common occupation for the Da Silva family was Secretary For The Portuguse Goverment.

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  • Fancy Trade Warehouseman

  • General Dealer

  • Secretary For The Portuguse Goverment


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Da Silva ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Da Silva Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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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Draft Card

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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Da Silva Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Da Silva

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Da Silva ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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