Olive Family History

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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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Olive. 3% of Olive men worked as a General Labourer and 47% of Olive women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olive were House Decorator and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated
  • House Decorator

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Olive Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Olive. 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 7,000 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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