Olliff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Olliff family

The surname Olliff was first found in Northampton, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Olliff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olliff research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1635, 1692, 1684 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Olliff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Olliff Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Olive, Oliff, Oliffe, Oliph and others.

Early Notables of the Olliff family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Olliff family to Ireland

Some of the Olliff family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Olliff migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olliff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Olliff, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Olliff (post 1700)

  • Dr. Emmanuel Pétavel- Olliff (1836-1910), Swiss pastor and biblical scholar
  • Arthur Sidney Olliff (1865-1895), Australian taxonomist, Government entomologist in New South Wales
  • Laurie Olliff, New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in the 1960 World Cup
  • John Sheldon Olliff (1908-1951), English tennis player, author and sportsjournalist

Citations

  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)
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