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Olver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


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 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 Olver family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olver 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 Olver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Olver Spelling Variations


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. More information 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 were:

Olver Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Olver, (b. 1822), aged 22, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 1st August 1835, sentenced for 14 years for stealing broad cloth from the shop of James Symons, transported aboard the ship "Recovery" on 26th October 1835 to New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  • Mr. Jonathan Olver, (b. 1816), aged 23, Cornish boot maker, from Boconnoc, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Amelia Thompson" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 27th September 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf
  • Mr. Albert Olver, (b. 1870), aged 19, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Jumna" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 12th December 1889 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf

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Citations


  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf


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