Origins Available: Italian
The distinguished surname Olivero can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice
. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal
System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Olivero came from the given name Olivero, which is further derived from the Latin words olivarius and olivo, which mean olive.
Early Origins of the Olivero family
The surname Olivero was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna
Region. From the Olivero lineage in this city came many prominent individuals, such as an Oliviero, documented as Cardinal of S.R. Chiesa in 1436.
Early History of the Olivero family
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Olivero Spelling Variations
Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local
spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Olivero. These spelling variations
include Olivieri, Oliviero, Olivier, Oliveri, Olivero, Oliverio, Oliver, Ulivieri, Livieri, Liviero, Liverani, Vieri, Viero, Vier, Vierin and many more.
Early Notables of the Olivero family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Alessandro Oliverio, (1500-1544), born in Bergamo, a famous painter and follower of Palma Vecchio. Pietro Oliveri was President of the Court in Palermo in 1675; Michele Oliveri was the first Duke of Aquaviva, and held the position in 1686; the Oliveri family from Messina... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olivero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Olivero family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Olivero:
Olivero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Accurse Olivero, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1895
Olivero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bartoloi Olivero, aged 18, who landed in America from Acceglio, Italy, in 1907
- Antonio Olivero, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Arceglio, Italy, in 1909
- Donato Olivero, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Acerno, Italy, in 1910
- Claudia Olivero, aged 34, who landed in America from Acceglu, Italy, in 1910
- Giovanni Olivero, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Cerzeto, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Olivero (post 1700)
- Bobby Olivero (b. 1946), American former driver in the USAC Championship Car series from Lakewood, California, USAC Silver Crown Series champion in 1979
- Christopher Anthony Olivero (b. 1984), American actor from Stockton, California
- Carlos Emmanuel "Carlito" Olivero (b. 1989), American singer and actor from Chicago
- Andrea Olivero (b. 1970), Italian politician, Vice Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, President of ACLI (2006-2012)
- Maria Liliana Olivero (b. 1956), Argentine politician, former member of the provincial legislature in Córdoba Province, Argentina
- Cora Daniela Olivero Bergese (b. 1978), retired Spanish athlete, born in Córdoba, Argentina
- Jonathan Pérez Olivero (b. 1982), commonly known as Jotha, a Spanish footballer
- Betty Olivero (b. 1954), Israeli music educator and composer from Tel Aviv, Israel
- Jayce Mascarenhas- Olivero (b. 1998), known as Jayce Olivero, a Gibraltarian footballer who plays for the Gibraltar National Team (2013-)