Olmo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Olmo is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a holy man who was a priest or friar. The surname Olmo originally derived from the Old English word Hol or Hool. Another reference claims the name was derived from the Old English words "holh" + "mann" and literally meant "dweller by a hollow." [1]

Early Origins of the Olmo family

The surname Olmo was first found in Essex where one of the first records of the name was John Holman, Holeman who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. [1]

Early History of the Olmo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olmo research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1593, 1669, 1659, 1638, 1633, 1633, 1700, 1661, 1685, 1730 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Olmo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Olmo Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Olmo were recorded, including Holman, Hollman, Holeman and others.

Early Notables of the Olmo family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Philip Holman (c. 1593-1669), an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1638; Philip Holman, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1633; and Sir...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olmo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Olmo family to Ireland

Some of the Olmo 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.


United States Olmo migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Olmo family emigrate to North America:

Olmo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alonso Del Olmo, who landed in America in 1813 [2]
  • Evaristo Del Olmo, aged 19, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1871 [2]
  • Benigno Olmo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1876 [2]
  • Andres Del Olmo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1881 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Olmo (post 1700) +

  • Daniel "Dani" Olmo Carvajal, Spanish footballer
  • Luis Olmo (1919-2017), Puerto Rican Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-1945, 1949) and the Boston Braves (1950-1951)


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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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