Olivo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Olivo, 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 Olivo family

The surname Olivo 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 Olivo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olivo 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 Olivo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Olivo 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 Olivo family (pre 1700)

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


United States Olivo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olivo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Agustin Olivo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1883 [1]
  • Antonio Olivo, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1892
Olivo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo Olivo, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Valle De Cadore, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonio Olivo, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Valle di Codore, Italy, in 1911
  • Francisco Olivo, aged 28, who arrived in New York City in 1919 from Bordeaux (France) and Azores [2]
  • Marianna Olivo, originally from Chiesa Sondrio, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Genoa, Italy [3]
  • Frank Olivo, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Helen" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Olivo (post 1700) +

  • James Brockman Olivo (b. 1976), former American NFL football running back
  • Karen Olivo (b. 1976), American Tony Award winning stage and television actress
  • America Athene Olivo (b. 1978), known by her stage name America Campbell, American actress and singer
  • Victor Olivo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [5]
  • Dora Olivo, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives; Elected 1996 [5]
  • Andy Olivo, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives, 2002 (103rd District), 2012 (primary, 115th District) [5]
  • Miguel Eduardo Olivo Peña (b. 1978), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball catcher
  • Federico Emilio "Chi-Chi" Olivo Maldonado (1928-1977), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Renzo Olivo (b. 1992), Argentine professional tennis player
  • Olivo Barbieri (b. 1954), Italian artist and photographer


  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-LZ6 : 6 December 2014), Francisco Olivo, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux (France) and Azores, arrival port New York City, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67K-35Q : 6 December 2014), Marianna Olivo, 19 May 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J675-1TL : 6 December 2014), Frank Olivo, 09 Jun 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Helen, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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