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Olver Family History

Olver Surname Meaning

English (Cornwall and Devon): variant of Oliver .

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

Similar surnames: Oliver, Colver, Woliver, Oller, Calver, Oler, Over, Olden, Colter

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Where is the Olver family from?

You can see how Olver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Olver families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 357 Olver families living in Cornwall. This was about 47% of all the recorded Olver's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Olver families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Olver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Olver ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Olver. 20% of Olver men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Olver women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olver were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Olver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olver 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Olver. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Olver. For the veterans among your Olver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olver lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Olver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Olver in 1944 was 65, and 60 in 2004.

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