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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


Similar surnames: Oliver, Oliva, Olivo, Olivero, Olin, Moline, Alice, Obie, Glave, Line

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Olive Family Origin

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Olive Family Occupations

What did your Olive ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olive. The most common Olive occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Olive's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Olive family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Olive ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Olive Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Olive. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olive census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Olive. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Olive. For the veterans among your Olive ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olive Life Expectancy

What is the average Olive lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Olive life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Olive in 1945 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olive

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olive ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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