Olivas Family History

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Olivas Name Meaning

Catalan: variant spelling of Olives, habitational name from Olives in Girona province, or a topographic name from the plural of Oliva. Spanish: plural form of Oliva.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Oliva, Livas, Oliveras, Olivar, Olive, Ribas, Bolivar, Olivo, Elias

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Olivas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Olivas name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Olivas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Olivas Family Origin

Where is the Olivas family from?

Olivas Family Occupations

What did your Olivas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Olivas family was Farmer. The most common Olivas occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Olivas's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olivas.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Olivas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Olivas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olivas 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Olivas. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Olivas. For the veterans among your Olivas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olivas Life Expectancy

What is the average Olivas lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Olivas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Olivas in 1950 was 21, and 64 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olivas 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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