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Encyclopedia > Oliver
Oliver
Gender: Male
Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: "Ancestor"

Oliver is a given name, also a surname, usually male, believed to derive from the Old French given name Olivier, though this may be a false etymology; -- it may be a corruption of a Germanic personal name, cognate with the Scandinavian name "Olaf" or "Ólafur," which carries the meaning of "ancestor," "forbear," or "talisman."[1] Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... William Oliver Swofford (February 22, 1945–February 12, 2000), known as Oliver, was an American pop singer. ... Type species Simia troglodytes Blumenbach, 1775 distribution of Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzee, often shortened to chimp, is the common name for the two extant species in the genus Pan. ... Oliver, the Humanzee. Oliver was a performing Common Chimpanzee who was once promoted as a missing link, or a Humanzee (a human-chimp hybrid). ... Look up Appendix:Most popular given names by country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300 A.D. It was known at the time as the langue doïl to distinguish it from the langue... A false etymology is an assumed or postulated etymology which is incorrect from the perspective of modern scholarly work in historical linguistics. ... The given name Olav (Olaf, Olof, Olaus), the name of Saint Olav, patron of Norway, has also been borne by a number of other Norwegian kings. ...


The name's popularity during the Middle Ages was augmented by the fact that Olivier was the name of one of Charlemagne's paladins and a friend of the great warrior Roland.[2] The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... In the French epic The Song of Roland, Olivier was the title characters closest friend, advisor, and confidant. ... A portrait of Charlemagne by Albrecht Dürer that was painted several centuries after Charlemagnes death. ... A paladin or paladine (derivative terms from palatine, and Latin palatinus, plural palatini) is a certain high-level official found in numerous countries of medieval and early modern Europe. ... It has been suggested that Orlando (character) be merged into this article or section. ...


Oliver is often shortened to "Ollie", "Olliee", "Olly", "Oli", "Oly", "Ol", "Ols" or even "Iver". Olive too is an abbreviation, used to denote affection. Olivia is the feminine version of the name. Olivia is a female name pronounced oh-LIV-ee-ah. ...


Last name

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Adam Oliver Source: Library and Archives Canada Adam Oliver (December 11, 1823 – October 9, 1882) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. ... Anton David Oliver (born 9 September 1975 in Invercargill, New Zealand) All Blacks captain in 2001, Anton Oliver is regarded as the best scrummaging hooker in the country. ... Albert Oliver, Jr. ... Alan Oliver is an veteran journalist and chief sports writer for the Evening Chronicle. ... Andrew Oliver (1706-1774) was the man that enforced the stamp act in the colonies however was forced to resign after repeated violence from the colonists Categories: Massachusetts politicians | 1706 births | 1774 deaths | American politician stubs ... Ariadne Oliver is a fictional character in the novels of Agatha Christie. ...

B

Barret Oliver (born August 24, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA) was an US child actor and currently works as a photographer. ... Bernard M. Oliver (1919-1995), (aka Barney Oliver) was an eminent scientist having made important contributions in many fields including Radar, Television, and Computers. ... Bernard M. Oliver (1919-1995), (aka Barney Oliver) was an eminent scientist having made important contributions in many fields including Radar, Television, and Computers. ... Bob Oliver (born Robert Lee Oliver on February 8, 1943 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Brian Darnell Oliver (born June 1, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (32nd overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. ...

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Catriona Oliver was a member of Australias 2004 Summer Olympics womens eight rowing crew with Sally Robbins. ... (Oliver, Chad (Canada, 1985 - )) For gay love and affection, email: oliverf@uwindsor. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Dale Oliver is a music composer who works for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling; he was formerly a member of American country music group BlackHawk. ... Damien Oliver (born June 22, 1972 in Perth, Western Australia) is a Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. ... Daniel Oliver (6 February 1830 - 21 December 1916) was a British botanist. ... Darren Christopher Oliver (born October 6, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... David Oliver (actor) (born January 31, 1962, Concord, CA; died November 12, 1992, Los Angeles, CA) was an American actor best known for roles on two television programs. ... David Oliver (Canadian politician) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. ... David Oliver (born April 24, 1982) is a hurdling athlete Son of Brenda Chambers, who also competed in track and field in the 400m hurdles event. ... Dean Oliver is a prominent contributor to the statistical evaluation of basketball, or APBRmetrics. ... Deanna Oliver is an American actress who did the voice of Toaster in The Brave Little Toaster. ... The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, QC, BA, LLB, LLD (born November 16, 1938) is a Canadian Senator. ...

E

Edward Stewart Porky Oliver, Jr. ... Edna May Oliver (November 9, 1883 – November 9, 1942) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress. ...

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Farquhar Robert Oliver (March 6, 1904-January 22, 1989) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Francis Wall Oliver FRS (10 May 1864 - 14 September 1951) was a British botanist. ... Frank Oliver (September 1, 1853 - March 31, 1933 was a politician and journalist from old Northwest Territories, and later Alberta, Canada. ...

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1964 Topps baseball card #316 Eugene George Oliver (March 22, 1935 - March 3, 2007) was a catcher and first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... George Tener Oliver (January 26, 1848–January 22, 1919) was an American lawyer, publisher, and Republican party politician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Glyins Oliver is a colorist who has worked in the comics industry. ... A South Yorkshire guitarist. ...

H

Harry Oliver (October 28, 1898 in Selkirk, Manitoba - June 16, 1975) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Boston Bruins and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Sir Henry Francis Oliver (January 22, 1865-October 15, 1965) served as Admiral of the Fleet from 1928 to 1929. ... Hugh Oliver is a singer/songwriter currently living in Canada, of English decent. ...

I

Isaac Oliver c. ...

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Jack Edward Oliver (born 19 June 1942) is a British cartoonist. ... Jackie Oliver was a Formula One driver from Britain. ... James Harrison Oliver (1857–April 6, 1928) was a Rear Admiral and member of the Naval Board of Strategy during World War I. He was also the first military Governor of the United States Virgin Islands from 1917 to 1919. ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... James Michael Yorrick Oliver was Lord Mayor of London from 2001 to 2002. ... James Trevor Oliver MBE (May 27, 1975), better known as Jamie Oliver and nicknamed The Naked Chef, is an English celebrity chef. ... This article is about the keyboardist for the Welsh alternative metal band Lostprophets. ... Jimmy Allen Oliver (born July 12, 1969 in Menifee, Arkansas) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2nd round (39th overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft. ... Joseph Melton Oliver (born July 24, 1965, in Memphis, Tennessee) was a Major League Baseball catcher. ... Joe King Oliver, (December 19, 1885 – April 8, 1938) was a bandleader and jazz musician. ... John Oliver (Hartington, England July 31, 1856-August 17, 1927) was a politician and farmer in British Columbia, Canada. ... John Oliver (born 1977[1]) is a British comedian and correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Jamie Oliver. ... Joseph Oliver can refer to: Joe King Oliver, jazz musician Joseph Oliver (mayor), mayor of Toronto Joe Oliver (baseball player) Joseph Doty Oliver, Indiana businessman Category: ... Juan García Oliver became a leading anarchist figure in Spain. ...

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Laureen Oliver is a politician in New York. ...

M

Mark Oliver is a voice actor who who works for Ocean Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Martin Oliver is a British author of childrens books. ... Mary Oliver (1935 –) is an American poet. ... Megan Elisabeth Oliver (Born: June 15, 1970 in Birmingham, Michigan) is a reporter for CBS News. ... Melvin Deontae Oliver (born on July 25, 1983 in Opelika, Alabama) is a NFL defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Michael Oliver, (born October 10, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, USA), is an American film and TV actor and child star of the 1990s. ... Michael Kelway Oliver (b. ... Immigrant, Las Vegas real estate millionaire and political activist, Oliver was the founder of the micronation project the Republic of Minerva, a failed attempt to create a sovereign state in the South Pacific in 1972. ... Mike Oliver (born on November 27, 1973 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a field hockey player from Canada, who was selected for the first time in the National Team in 2001 for the World Cup Qualifier in Scotland. ... Miquita Oliver is a British television presenter and former child Actress. ...

N

Nancy Oliver is an American playright and television writer. ... Nicole Oliver is a Canadian actor currently residing in Vancouver, BC. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from York University, and additional training from the British American Drama Academy in Oxford and London. ...

O

The Humanzee (also known as the Chuman, or Manpanzee) is a hypothetical chimpanzee/human hybrid. ...

P

Pamela Oliver, FOX Sports Broadcaster is one of the best in the industry. ... Paul Oliver is a researcher at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. ... Paul Ambrose Oliver (1830 - 1912) was a U.S. explosives inventor. ... Peter Oliver (1594-1648) was an English miniaturist. ...

R

R.D. Oliver was a Captain in the Royal Navy, during World War II, and was commanding the HMS Devonshire, a heavy cruiser, on 21 November 1941 when he was informed that codebreakers had determined that German U-boats were going to be surfacing near him, to refuel from a... Raymond Oliver served as a judge at the historic Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. ... The following is a promotional description and not an informational entry. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Revilo P. Oliver in 1963 Revilo Pendleton Oliver (7 July 1908-10 August 1994) was an American professor of Classical philology, Spanish, and Italian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who wrote and polemicized extensively for Racial Nationalist causes. ... Richard Martin fitz Oliver, (c. ... Robert Gordon Oliver (born January 3, 1950 in Wellington) is a former road and track cyclist from New Zealand, who represented his native country in two disciplines at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany: the mens individual road race and the mens team pursuit (track). ... Roland Oliver (born 1923) is Emeritus Professor of African history at the University of London. ... Russell Oliver is a jewellery salesman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

S

Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver Sheila Y. Oliver (born July 14, 1952) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 34th legislative district. ... Stephen Oliver (1950-1992) was an English composer, best known for his operas. ... Susan Oliver Susan Oliver (February 13, 1932 – May 10, 1990) was an American actress, television director and record-setting pilot. ... Melvin Sy Oliver (born December 17, 1910 in Battle Creek, Michigan — died May 28, 1988 in New York City) was a jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader. ...

T

This is the article about the AUS actor. ... Thomas Oliver Source: Library and Archives Canada Thomas Oliver (March 1821 – November 8, 1880) was an Ontario businessman and political figure he was also a crazy ass killer bitch. ... Thomas Oliver (January 5, 1733 - November 29, 1815), the last Royal Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts. ... Musician Tommy Oliver. ... Dr. Thomas Tommy Oliver is a fictional character from the universe of the American childrens television franchise Power Rangers. ... The Saban-era logo for Power Rangers The Disney/Jetix-era logo for Power Rangers Power Rangers is a long-running childrens TV show adapted from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai Series, but is not simply an English dub of the original. ... Tony Oliver is an American voice actor best known for voicing Arsene Lupin III from Lupin The 3rd. ... Tristan Oliver is a British camera operator, mainly working with Aardman Animations. ... Troy Oliver is a musician, songwriter and producer, who often works with Cory Rooney. ...

V

Graphic designer based in Battersea, South London. ... Vic Oliver (1896 to 1964) was an actor and radio comedian. ...

W

W.H. Oliver is a New Zealand historian and poet, born in what is now known as Feilding, on 14 May 1925, the son of Cornish immigrants. ... Walter Reginald Brook Oliver (1883–1957) was an Australian-born New Zealand naturalist, ornithologist, and museum curator. ... William Bacon Oliver (May 23, 1867 - May 27, 1948) was a Congressman from Alabama. ... William M. Oliver was an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1831. ... William (J) Oliver aka Oliver the Spy aka W.J Richards - was a 19th century informer, and suspected agent provocateur, employed by the English Home Office against the Luddites and similar groupings. ... The Luddites were a group of English workers in the early 1800s who protested – often by destroying machines – against the changes produced by the Industrial Revolution that they felt threatened their jobs. ... Winslow Paul Oliver (born March 3, 1973 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back in the National Football League. ...

Given name

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England, Scotland and Ireland into a republican Commonwealth and for the brutal war exercised in his conquest of Ireland. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1908[1] – September 9, 1997), known as Burgess Meredith, was a versatile American actor. ... Oliver, the Humanzee. Oliver was a performing Common Chimpanzee who was once promoted as a missing link, or a Humanzee (a human-chimp hybrid). ... James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940), sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell, is an Academy Award-nominated American television and film actor. ... Oliver Goldsmith Oliver Goldsmith (November 10, 1730 or 1728 – April 4, 1774) was an Irish writer and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770) (written in memory of his brother), and his plays The Good-naturd Man (1768) and... Oliver Hardy (born Norvell Hardy; January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American actor, most remembered for his role in one of the worlds most famous double acts, Laurel and Hardy, with his friend Stan Laurel. ... Oliver Heaviside (May 18, 1850 – February 3, 1925) was a self-taught English electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, developed techniques for applying Laplace transforms to the solution of differential equations, reformulated Maxwells field equations in terms of electric and... Oliver Wendell Holmes the elder, (August 29, 1809 - October 8, 1894) was a physician by profession but achieved fame as a writer; he was one of the best regarded American poets of the 19th century. ... Artist rendering of Eilmer about to leap from Malmesbury Abbey tower into flight history. ... Oliver Kieffer (born August 27, 1979 in Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French volleyball player, who won the bronze medal with the France mens national volleyball team at the 2002 World Championships. ... Oliver Kurtz (born October 23, 1971) is a former field hockey forward from Germany, who won the gold medal with the Mens National Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ... Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is most well known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair. ... St. ... Robert Oliver Reed (February 13, 1938 – May 2, 1999) was an English actor known for his macho image on and off screen. ... Oliver Ollie Riedel (b. ... Rammstein is a German industrial metal band. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... William Oliver Swofford (February 22, 1945–February 12, 2000), known as Oliver, was an American pop singer. ... Oliver (or more commonly referred to as Oli) Sykes (November 20, 1986) is the lead singer of the rising UK Deathcore band Bring Me the Horizon and owner of Drop Dead Clothing. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Oliver Reginald Tambo (27 October 1917 - 24 April 1993) was a South African anti-apartheid politician and a central figure in the African National Congress (ANC). ... Oliver Platt as The West Wings Oliver Babish Oliver Platt (born January 12, 1960 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian film and television actor. ... Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens second novel. ... Oliver Kahn (born 15 June 1969 in Karlsruhe) is a German football goalkeeper. ...

Other Uses

The Oliver Corporation was a tractor manufacturer. ... Oliver, British Columbia, is a small town located in the South Okanagan. ... Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. ... Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens second novel. ... OLIVER (CICS interactive test/debug) was a proprietary test/debigging toolkit for interactively testing programs designed to run on IBMs Customer Information Control System (C.I.C.S.) on IBMs System/360/370/390 architecture. ... Test/debuggin is a term used to describe the combined Testing and Debugging of Computer programs. ... Oliver, the Humanzee. Oliver was a performing Common Chimpanzee who was once promoted as a missing link, or a Humanzee (a human-chimp hybrid). ... Oliver Winery is the largest and oldest winery in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ...

In popular culture

// This article profiles the significant characters of The Railway Series by Rev. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: The Railway Series The Railway Series is a set of story books about a fictional railway system located on the fictional Island of Sodor and the engines that lived on it. ... Oliver Wendell Douglas was the major character in the 1960s CBS situation comedy Green Acres. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... This article is about the television series. ... Oliver Trask was a highly controversial fictional character who appeared during the first season of the FOX series The O.C. He was played by Taylor Handley. ... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Cousin Oliver is a jargon used by TV critics when the creators of a TV show decide that the addition of a cute child actor to the cast will improve the ratings of the show, or as a replacement for child cast members that have grown up since the show... Green Arrow (Oliver Ollie Queen) is a DC Comics superhero. ...

See also

Look up Olivier in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

References

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