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
variant "Olier" was very popular.
and the West country, where a Jordan Oliver was on record in the Assize Rolls of
in 1204. The
of 1086 and indeed, the first records of the name was in it's personal form. Another record shows Peter
Oliver in Oxford in 1273.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holiva 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 Holiva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Holiva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Holiva family moved to Ireland
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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.