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THE SILVER FAMILY HISTORY

The English surname Silvers is of several distinct origins. Firstly, it came from the Old English word "silfor," meaning, "Silversmith the persons name would have been someone who was a silversmith. In addition, the name may have come from the Old English "seolfre," meaning "silvery stream," and would refer to someone who lived by a stream.

Different spellings of this family name include Silver, Silvar, Silber, Silvers, Silvars, Silvia, Sylvia and others.

First found in Hertfordshire, where the family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor.

Some of the first settlers of this family name, were Thomas Silver, who settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1637, Archibald Silver, a Scottish Quaker who settled in West New Jersey in 1680.

 

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