When Gerhardus Jeremiah Daniel Olivier was born on 13 May 1879, in Natal, South Africa, his father, Gerhardus Jeremiah Daniel Olivier, was 26 and his mother, Helena Aletta Elizabeth, was 24. He married Anna Maria Dorothea Oosthuizen on 7 August 1911, in Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 29 May 1955, at the age of 76.
Some characteristic forenames: French Pierre, Jacques, Michel, Andre, Antoine, Julien, Marcel, Armand, Benoit, Edouard, Emile, Henri.
French: from the personal name Olivier, standard French form of Oliver .