Show ContentsOlmos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Olmos come from its first bearer, who was a holy man who was a priest or friar. The surname Olmos 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 Olmos family

The surname Olmos 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 Olmos family

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

Olmos Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Olmos has been spelled many different ways, including Holman, Hollman, Holeman and others.

Early Notables of the Olmos family

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 Olmos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Olmos Ranking

In the United States, the name Olmos is the 5,656th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Olmos family to Ireland

Some of the Olmos 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 Olmos migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Olmoss to arrive in North America:

Olmos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mexo De Olmos, who arrived in Honduras in 1855 [3]
  • Juan De Olmos, who arrived in Peru in 1890 [3]
  • Francisco De Olmos, who landed in Peru in 1892 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Olmos (post 1700) +

  • Dorothy Olmos, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 143rd District, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008, 2012 [4]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook