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Olinger is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Olinger comes from the name of the famous St. Leger.

Olinger Early Origins



The surname Olinger was first found in Kent where Robert St. Leger was granted estates at Ulcombe and became Lord of the Manor of Ulcombe. "Ulcombe Place and manor belonged to the family of St. Leger, of whom Sir Robert, of an ancient house in Normandy, is said to have supported the Conqueror with his hand when landing on the Sussex coast. The present edifice, [(church)] which is in the later English style, contains some very old monuments to the St. Legers." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
He also held estates at Bexhill in Sussex. Another source claims that Robert actually assisted William, Duke of Normandy from the boat which brought him to England in 1066 prior to the Battle of Hastings.

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Olinger Spelling Variations


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Olinger Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include St.Leger, Leger, Legere, Sallinger, Sellinger, St. Ledger and many more.

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Olinger Early History


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Olinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olinger research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1540, 1631 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Olinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olinger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olinger In Ireland


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Olinger In Ireland



Some of the Olinger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Olinger or a variant listed above:

Olinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Olinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Philip Olinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Geo Olinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Olinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Olinger, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Cesarine Olinger, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Michel Olinger, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Charles Olinger, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Elisa Olinger, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Olinger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Martin Olinger, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Mrs. Martin Olinger, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Helene Olinger, aged 9, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Albert Olinger, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1913
  • John Olinger, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olinger (post 1700)



  • William G. Olinger, American politician, Member of University of Nebraska Board of Regents, 1869-73; Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1875
  • Robert L. Olinger, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Blacksburg, Virginia, 1924-34
  • Richard W. Olinger, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Dayton, Ohio, 1959-61 (acting, 1959-61)
  • R. J. Olinger, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1916
  • Henry W. Olinger, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1922
  • Brian Olinger (b. 1983), American professional runner
  • Jean-Paul Olinger (b. 1943), Luxembourg Olympic fencer who competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Ralph "Rolf" Olinger (b. 1924), Swiss bronze medalist alpine skier at the 1948 Winter Olympics

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Haut et bon
Motto Translation: High and good.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Olinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olinger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 17 June 2016 at 11:07.

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