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The Holiva 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 Holiva family


The surname Holiva 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.

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Early History of the Holiva family

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Early History of the Holiva family


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

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Holiva Spelling Variations

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Holiva Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Holiva family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Holiva 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 Holiva family to Ireland

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Migration of the Holiva family to Ireland


Some of the Holiva family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Holiva family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Holiva 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.

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