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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The surname Olliver was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in Roxburgh. While most of the name likely derive from the Old French Oivier, it is supposed that some of the Scottish instances of this name derive from the Old Norse name Oleifr

Olliver Early Origins



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

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Olliver Spelling Variations


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Olliver Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Olliver has been spelled Oliver, Olivier, Ollivier, Olliver and others.

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Olliver Early History


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Olliver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olliver research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1542, 1546, and 1557 are included under the topic Early Olliver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olliver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olliver Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olliver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olliver In Ireland


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Olliver In Ireland



Some of the Olliver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 294 words (21 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Olliver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Olliver with his wife Marey and two sons settled in New England in 1637
  • William Olliver, who landed in Virginia in 1645
  • John Olliver settled in New England in 1662
  • Phillip Olliver settled in Nevis in 1670
  • John Olliver settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants

Olliver Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William S. Olliver Jr., U.E. born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Sanford Olliver U.E. born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olliver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olliver (post 1700)



  • Commander George R. Olliver, U.S. Navy officer who was injured in the crash of an Otter aircraft on December 22, 1955, eponym of Olliver Peak, Antarctica
  • Michael Orlando Olliver (b. 1959), American former basketball player, Southland Player of the Year (1981)
  • Arthur Olliver (1916-1988), Australian rules footballer who played from 1935 to 1963, inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame
  • Thomas "Tom" Olliver (1812-1874), born Oliver or Olivere, English steeplechase jockey and racehorse trainer who won three Grand Nationals

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Olliver Historic Events


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Olliver Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Alfred Olliver, aged 27, English Quartermaster from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 5

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ad foedera cresco
Motto Translation: I gain by treaty


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Olliver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olliver 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.

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