The name ‘Oliver’ originates from England, Scotland and France. it was derived from from the old French name ‘Olivier’ which was brought to England by the Normans from France. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’. The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Oliver’ and, or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Peter fil Oliver’, from the County of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Nicholas B. Oliver’, from the County of Kent, England, He emigrated to North America in 1775, and settled in Philadelphia, where he bacame a property owner and a tobacco manufacturer. Variants: ‘Olver’, (Devon, England). ‘Ol(l)ivier’, (France) ‘Olive’, (Catalan). Today, ‘Oliver’ is th… Coat of arms: Erminie on a…
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