Olliver family page
Alfred John Olliver (1884-1934) m Amelia Gertrude Collins (1883-1975). Alfred was a crew member of RMS Titanic and survived its sinking
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Origins of surname
This is a name found throughout Europe in a variety of spellings, and is believed to have its origins in Ancient Greece or Rome. It is associated with the olive branch, a symbol of peace, and started as a personal name.
The name first appears in Jersey church records in 1803 with the baptism of William, Son of George and Ann. There is then a gap to 1834, and in the next four years, three children of John and Mary (or Nancy) Huard were baptised in St Helier.
The name has never been particularly numerous in Jersey. We have been sent three short trees, but have not been able to establish any links between them. A fourth tree contained impossible gaps between generations and has been ignored.
- Olivry (possibly not a variant but included on this page for convenience)
- Fred Olliver, Titanic quartermaster, the Jerseyman who was on the bridge of the Titanic when she hit an iceberg
Great War service
These wills created by members of the Oliver family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Mary Olivia Le Sueur, 5 Grosvenor Street, St Helier - 2 February 1933, D/Y/A/94
- John Olivié Le Sueur 29 October 1903 1 August 1911- 3 March 1913, D/Y/A/72
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