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The ancestry of the name Ollis dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived near a field of holly having derived from the word for holly in the language of the time. In the Old English the word for holly is holegn, or perhaps holen; in the Old English the words for holly were holei or holen. The original bearer of the name lived near a patch of holly noted for its fecundity.

Ollis Early Origins



The surname Ollis was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ollis Spelling Variations


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Ollis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ollis have been found, including Hollis, Holles, Hollys, Hollyes, Holleis, Hollies and others.

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Ollis Early History


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Ollis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ollis research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1711, 1694, 1471, 1542, 1595, 1666, 1633, 1689, 1564, 1637, 1599, 1680, 1642, 1607, 1675, 1640, 1642, 1627 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Ollis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ollis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ollis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir William Holles (or Hollyes) (1471-1542), Lord Mayor of London; John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare (1595-1666), an English nobleman; Gilbert Holles, 3rd Earl of Clare (1633-1689); John Holles, 1st Earl of Clare (1564-1637), an English nobleman; Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles PC...

Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ollis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Ollis, or a variant listed above:

Ollis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter Ollis, who arrived in Arkansas in 1902
  • Mary Ann Ollis, aged 52, originally from Bristol, England, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF1X-5MH : 6 December 2014), Mary Ann Ollis, 28 Apr 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Bertha Ollis, aged 30, originally from Mardle, Kent, England, arrived in New York, New York, New York in 1910 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJDN-9MW : 6 December 2014), Bertha Ollis, 15 Oct 1910; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, New York, New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frederik William Ollis, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Marseilles, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64J-42D : 6 December 2014), Frederik Wm. Ollis, 17 Jul 1919; citing departure port Marseilles, France, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Eva Ollis, aged 27, originally from Birmingham, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZJ-F3B : 6 December 2014), Eva Ollis, 05 Jun 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ollis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ollis (post 1700)



  • John Ollis (1839-1913), American farmer, lawyer, and politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1878
  • J. A. Ollis Jr., American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1901, 1917; Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1909-13
  • Bernard Ollis, English former Director of the National Art School, Sydney
  • Richard Leslie Ollis (b. 1961), English first-class and List A cricketer for Somerset (1981-1985)
  • William Ollis (1871-1940), English professional footballer who played from 1891-1899
  • Ian Ollis (b. 1970), South African politician, Shadow Minister of Labour (2014-)

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF1X-5MH : 6 December 2014), Mary Ann Ollis, 28 Apr 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJDN-9MW : 6 December 2014), Bertha Ollis, 15 Oct 1910; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, New York, New York, ship name Philadelphia, 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:J64J-42D : 6 December 2014), Frederik Wm. Ollis, 17 Jul 1919; citing departure port Marseilles, France, 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:J6ZJ-F3B : 6 December 2014), Eva Ollis, 05 Jun 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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