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Oliva Family History

Oliva Name Meaning
Catalan, Spanish, and Portuguese: habitational name from Oliva in Valencia, Santa Oliva in Girona, or possibly from any of the places in Extremadura named La Oliva, from Latin oliva ‘olive’.Italian (mainly southern and Ligurian): from Latin oliva ‘olive’; a topographic name for someone who lived by an olive tree or grove, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer or seller of olives or an extractor or seller of olive oil, or perhaps in some cases a nickname for someone with a sallow complexion.German: habitational name from Oliva, a place now in Gdansk voivodeship, Poland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Oliva Families

  • Number of Oliva families
     61 - 119
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Oliva families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Oliva last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Oliva Family Origin

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Oliva Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Oliva

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Oliva Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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