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Olive Family History

Olive Name Meaning
French: from olive ‘olive’ (see Oliva).English: usually an Americanized form of a Romance name such as Oliva, Olivo, etc.Catalan (Olivé): variant spelling of Oliver.

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

342,521 Historical Documents with Olive on Ancestry.com
124,969 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,442 Military Records
6,369 Immigration Records
56,841 Census and Voter Lists
147,900 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Olive Families

  • Number of Olive families
     38 - 73
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Olive families
     222 - 442
     75 - 221
     1 - 74
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Olive families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Olive census records

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Olive Family Origin

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Olive Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Olive

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Olive Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Olive census records

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Olive Civil War Service Records

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