Last name: SILVER

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All you have to know about the last name SILVER

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SILVER : This last name is indexed 91,789 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SILVER : 1: English: nickname from Middle English silver(e) ‘silver’ for someone with silver-colored hair a rich man or a silversmith.2: English: habitational name from Monksilver in Somerset or one or more other places called with Old English seolfor ‘silver’ especially when referring to the appearance of a stream.3: Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Silber.4: Native American (Navajo): translation into English of a Navajo personal name based on the term béésh łigaii ‎‘silver’ used as a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith (see Peshlakai). Compare Silversmith.

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