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Olivia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The Olivia surname in Britain is derived from the Old French name "Olivier", a baptismal name originally derived as "son of Oliver." One of Charlemagne's paldins better know as one of theTwelve Peers made the name popular and thus gave it the knightly sound. The Breton variant "Olier" was very popular.


Early Origins of the Olivia family


The surname Olivia was first found in Cornwall and the West country, where a Jordan Oliver was on record in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1201, and in the Pipe Rolls for Cornwall in 1204. The personal name Oliverus is on record in the Domesday Book of 1086 and indeed, the first records of the name was in it's personal form. Another record shows Peter filius Oliver in Oxford in 1273.

Early History of the Olivia family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olivia research.
Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1260, 1327, 1275, 1695, 1582, 1571, 1180, 1532, 1545, 1601, 1679, 10 J, 1692, 1556, 1617, 1706 and 1771 are included under the topic Early Olivia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Olivia Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Oliver, Olivier, Ollivier, Olliver and others.

Early Notables of the Olivia family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Oliver, dean of King Henry VIII's College at Oxford (1532-1545); Thomas Oliver (c. 1601-1679), the second husband of Bridget Bishop, who on 10 June...
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Migration of the Olivia family to Ireland


Some of the Olivia family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Olivia family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olivia Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Baptiste Olivia, aged 1, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Olivia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Olivia, aged 53, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Olivia (post 1700)


  • Marlène Olivia Harnois (b. 1986), Canadian-born, French three-time gold and four-time bronze medalist taekwondo athlete
  • Lisa Olivia Munn (b. 1980), American comedic actress and model
  • Bernice Olivia Oehler, American artist
  • Olivia DeJonge, Australian West Australian Screen Award wining actress, known for The Visit (2015), Good Pretender (2011) and The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
  • Olivia Chaumont (b. 1950), French architect and transgender activist
  • Olivia Serres (1772-1834), who called herself the Princess Olive of Cumberland, born at Warwick, she was the daughter of Robert Wilmot, house-painter of Warwick
  • Olivia Wilde (b. 1984), born Olivia Jane Cockburn, American actress who took her stage name from Irish author Oscar Wilde, best known for her role in the television series House (2007-2012) and in Tron: Legacy (2010)
  • Olivia Mary Manning CBE (1908-1980), British novelist, poet, writer, and reviewer
  • Olivia Hallisey, American student from Greenwich, Connecticut; winner of the 2015 Google Science Fair for inventing a low-cost, rapid test for Ebola
  • Olivia Broadfield (b. 1981), English singer-songwriter from Leicestershire

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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