Oliva Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Olivas, Olivo, Oliver, Olive, Lipa, Olivar, Livas, Lia, Slivka, Sliva

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Oliva Family Origin

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Oliva Family Occupations

What did your Oliva ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hairdresser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Oliva.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hairdresser

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Oliva Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Oliva. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oliva 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Oliva. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Oliva. For the veterans among your Oliva ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oliva Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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