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What does the name Oliver mean?

The Oliver surname is English, and is thought to have Anglo-Norman roots, arriving with the conquest of William I in 1066. Records have been found with the surname Oliver dating back to the 1100s. It has patronymic roots, and refers to the son or descendant of someone named Oliver or Olivier.

The earliest occurrence of the Oliver surname in our family history documents is from 1380, and we currently have 1,164,160 records where Oliver appears.

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