Elizabeth Oliver

31 July 1849–18 August 1866 (Age 17)
Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Oliver was born on 31 July 1849, in Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Francis Oliver Jr., was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Bailey, was 30. She immigrated to Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1857 and lived in Windham, Greene, New York, United States in 1860 and Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1865. She died on 18 August 1866, in North America, at the age of 17, and was buried in Riverside, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Francis Oliver Jr.
Elizabeth Bailey
Harriet Ann Bailey
Emily Oliver
Elizabeth Oliver
Ann Oliver
Francis George Oliver
Mary Jane Oliver
William Francis Oliver

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World Events (6)

1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
Age 1
Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 5
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
Age 14
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Elizabeth Oliver, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elisabeth Oliver in household of Francis Oliver, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1865"
  • Elizabeth Oliver, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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