When Susan Ella Oliver was born on 25 July 1853, in Sylvania, Effingham, Georgia, United States, her father, William W Oliver, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Catharine Mills, was 26. She married Ezekiel Robinson about 1873, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Screven, Georgia, United States in 1860 and District 1085, Bibb, Georgia, United States in 1900. She died on 15 June 1905, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, United States.
English (northern), southern Scottish, southern French, and German: from the Old French personal name Oliver (modern French Olivier). This became common largely through the influence of the immensely popular narrative poem Chanson de Roland, in which the warrior Oliver is the wise best friend of the doomed hero Roland. The two men were peers at the court of Charlemagne, and the name is probably of ancient Germanic origin. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’ (see Oliveira ), but this is almost certainly the result of folk etymology working on an unidentified ancient Germanic personal name, perhaps a cognate of Alvaro . Old Norse Óláf (see Olliff ) and ancient Germanic Alfhari (composed of the elements alf ‘elf’ and hari ‘army’) have also been suggested as sources, but both personal names are difficult to explain phonetically, especially the latter. The Anglo-Norman name has been established in Ireland (Louth) since at least the 14th century, and was reinforced in Ulster and Limerick by migrants from England in the 17th century. The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.
Catalan: generally a topographic name from oliver ‘olive tree’, but in some instances possibly related to a homonymous personal name (see 1 above).
History: The surname Oliver of French origin (see 1 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.