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Multiple Origins for the Surname Oliva



Oliva Early Origins



The surname Oliva was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Oliva Spelling Variations


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Oliva Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oliva, Uliva, Olivo, Olivi, Ulivi, Olivella, Olivello, Ulivelli, Olivetta, Olivato, Olivott, Oliveti, Olivari and many more.

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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 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1391, 1560, 1774, 1600, 1681, 1625 and 1704 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 37 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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
  • Patrizio Oliva (b. 1959), Italian former boxer
  • Mariana Oliva (b. 1976), retired professional female tennis player from Argentina
  • Francisco Javier Oliva (b. 1962), Gibraltarian journalist
  • 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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