Origins Available: English
The Olver 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 Olver family
The surname Olver 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
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 Olver family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olver research.Another 429 words (31 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 Olver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Olver Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Oliver, Olivier, Ollivier, Olliver and others.
Early Notables of the Olver 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... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Olver family to Ireland
Some of the Olver family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Olver family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Evan Oliver who settled in Delaware with his wife Jean and seven children in 1682; Mary Oliver settled in Virginia in 1651; Nicholas Oliver settled in Virginia in 1638.