Last name Silva
Does anyone know where my last name Silva originates from?
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i am portuguese and i can tell you that silva is the typical portuguese surname - the portuguese approach to "smith".
this surname is quite ancient and is also commonly used to describe a group of certain wild plants - wild blueberries, for example.
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It should be Spanish, Italian or perhaps Portuguese.
The word comes from the latin word "silva" that means "wood" or
"forest". see also the word "selva". it is a locative surname.
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