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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.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oliveira research. Another 397 words (28 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.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Oliveira Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Oliveira Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Oliveira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oliveira 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 5 November 2015 at 09:30.