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Oliveira Family History

Oliveira Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of numerous places called Oliveira from Portuguese and Galician oliveira ‘olive grove’ (from Late Latin olivarius a derivative of Latin oliva ‘olive’) or a topographic name from this word. Compare De Oliveira . Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Iberian surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Olivera, Oliva, Teixeira, Oliver, Olivero, Vieira, Silveira, Viveiros

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Where is the Oliveira family from?

You can see how Oliveira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oliveira family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Oliveira families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Oliveira family living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Oliveira's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Oliveira families in 1840.
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What did your Oliveira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oliveira. 22% of Oliveira men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Oliveira women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oliveira were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Weaver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
  • Stitcher
  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Oliveira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oliveira census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Oliveira. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Oliveira. For the veterans among your Oliveira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oliveira lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Oliveira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Oliveira in 1942 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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