Oliveira History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Oliveira, 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 Oliveira family

The surname Oliveira 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 Oliveira family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oliveira research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1238, 1229, 1282, 1469 and 1235 are included under the topic Early Oliveira History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Oliveira 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 Oliveira family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oliveira Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Oliveira migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oliveira Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Antonio Oliveira, who landed in New York in 1795 [1]

New Zealand Oliveira migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Oliveira Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Leocadia de Oliveira, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858

Contemporary Notables of the name Oliveira (post 1700) +

  • Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010), American painter, printmaker, and sculptor
  • Rene O. Oliveira, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 37th District [2]
  • Jiranimo Oliveira, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980 [2]
  • Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira (b. 1949), Brazilian singer and a major performer of MPB
  • Laudir Soares de Oliveira (1940-2017), Brazilian musician and producer, known for his time as percussionist with the band Chicago
  • Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH (1908-2015), Portuguese film director and screenwriter
  • Maicon Pereira de Oliveira (1988-2014), Brazilian football player who played for the Ukrainian club Illichivets
  • Raica Oliveira (b. 1984), Brazilian model
  • Nicolas Nilo César de Oliveira (b. 1987), Brazilian freestyle swimmer
  • Jair Rodrigues M. Oliveira (b. 1975), Brazilian composer, singer and producer
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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