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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Oliva Family Origin

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Oliva Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Cigar Maker

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Coal Yard

    5%

In 1880, Laborer, Cigar Maker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oliva. A less common occupation for the Oliva family was Coal Yard. The most common Oliva occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Oliva's were Laborers.

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Oliva Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Oliva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oliva in 1942 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oliva

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