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The chronicles of the Oliva family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in Roxburgh. While most of the name likely derive from the Old French Oivier, it is supposed that some of the Scottish instances of this name derive from the Old Norse name Oleifr

Oliva Early Origins



The surname Oliva was first found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Oliva Spelling Variations


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Oliva Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Oliva has been spelled Oliver, Olivier, Ollivier, Olliver and others.

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Oliva Early History


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Oliva Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oliva research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1542, 1546, and 1557 are included under the topic Early Oliva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oliva Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oliva Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oliva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oliva In Ireland


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Oliva In Ireland



Some of the Oliva family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 294 words (21 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


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The Great Migration



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Oliva Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Pedro de Oliva sailed to America in 1513
  • Cristóbal de Oliva sailed to Florida in 1538
  • Cristobal De Oliva who arrived in Florida in 1538
  • Francisco de al Oliva who immigrated to Costa Rica in 1588
  • María de Oliva sailed to Peru in 1593

Oliva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro De Oliva, who landed in America in 1813
  • Angelo Oliva who came to New Orleans in 1823
  • Angelo Oliva, who arrived in New Orleans in 1823
  • Jose Oliva Romeu who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1825
  • Joaquin Oliva, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Oliva Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Oliva, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oliva (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oliva (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Jay Oliva (1933-2014), American academic, the 14th President of New York University (1991-2002)
  • José Oliva (1971-1997), former American professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues
  • John Nicholas Oliva (b. 1960), American musician, founder and lead vocalist for Savatage
  • Mariana Oliva (b. 1976), retired professional female tennis player from Argentina
  • Francisco Javier Oliva (b. 1962), Gibraltarian journalist
  • Patrizio Oliva (b. 1959), Italian former boxer
  • Carlos Oliva, Honduran football player that currently plays for Marathon
  • Roberto Wenceslao Bonomi Oliva (1919-1992), Argentine, Formula One race car driver
  • Tony Oliva, professional baseball coach

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Motto


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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: Ad foedera cresco
Motto Translation: I gain by treaty


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Oliva Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oliva 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 23 April 2014 at 13:02.

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