John Oliver

5 April 1773–
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Oliver was christened on 5 April 1773, in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Oliver, was 42 and his mother, Eleanor Rippeth, was 34.

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Family Time Line

John Oliver
1731–
Eleanor Rippeth
1739–1798
Thomas Oliver
1753–
Mary Oliver
1756–
James Oliver
1758–
Thos Oliver
1759–
George Oliver
1760–
Kathleen Christian Oliver
1764–1818
Margaret Oliver
1764–
Eleanor Oliver
1766–
Robert Oliver
1766–1768
William Oliver
1767–
John Oliver
1773–
Henry Oliver
1796–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Male1753–Male

    Mary Oliver

    Female1756–Female

    James Oliver

    Male1758–Male

    Thos Oliver

    Male1759–Male

    Male1760–Male

+7 More Children

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Welsh, and German: from the Old French personal name Olivier, which was taken to England by the Normans from France. It was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as having been borne by one of Charlemagne's paladins, the faithful friend of Roland, about whose exploits there were many popular romances. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’ ( see Oliveira ), but this is almost certainly the result of folk etymology working on an unidentified Germanic personal name, perhaps a cognate of Alvaro . The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.2 Catalan and southern French (Occitan): generally a topographic name from oliver ‘olive tree’, but in some instances possibly related to the homonymous personal name (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • John Oliver, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Oliver - Published information: birth-name: John Oliver

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