Show ContentsOlivas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Olivas, like many Spanish family names, is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins.

Early Origins of the Olivas family

The surname Olivas was first found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain. Today, Olivares is a city in the province of Seville having a population of 8,729 inhabitants as of 2005.

Early History of the Olivas family

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Olivas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Oliva, de Oliva, Olivas, Olivo, Olivos, Oliver, de Oliver, Olivé, Olive, Olivera, Oliveras, Olivero, Oliveros, de Oliveros, Olivérez, Oliverez, Olives, Olivar, Olivares and many more.

Early Notables of the Olivas family

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Olivas Ranking

In the United States, the name Olivas is the 2,992nd most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 1

United States Olivas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olivas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Magdalena Olivas, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Olivas (post 1700) +

  • Daniel Olivas (b. 1959), United States author and attorney
  • John Daniel "Danny" Olivas (b. 1965), American engineer and NASA astronaut with over 668 hours in space 3
  • Francisco José Olivas (b. 1988), Spanish footballer
  • Viktor Olivas (1861-1928), Czech painter and illustrator
  • Ramón Otoniel Olivas, Retired Nicaraguan footballer
  • Fernando Nicolas Olivas (b. 1971), former Argentine football player
  • Darwin Eusebio Olivas (b. 1989), Honduran-Guatemalan footballer
  • Carlos Olivas, Honduran football player that currently plays for Marathon

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) John Olivas. Retrieved from on Facebook