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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  • Anuity

    8%
  • Civil Service Writer Admiralty (Off)

    8%
  • Dock Labourer

    8%
  • Lab

    8%

In 1881, Anuity, Civil Service Writer Admiralty (Off) and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Silva. The most common Silva occupation in the UK was Anuity. 8% of Silva's were Anuitys. A less common occupation for the Silva family was Lab.

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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

Famous Silva Family

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