Sephardi surname OLIVIA #general


David Edelman
 

Dear fellow genres;
I don't know if any of you have ever tried this, but my wife and I had
tried simply googling the last names in our families. One of the names
we had been looking for was OLIVIA. This website I had looked at was
very fascinating, if true. It indecated the Olivia's were Sephardic in
origin, with the name coming >from the fruit olive, as they were the
original, Israeli olive cultivators. It may be true, but my question
is, how to find a verifiabe connection after so many brick walls?
Where else to look?
Thank you so much,
David Edelman,
San Francisco.


Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Hi, David

Yes, it is a Sephardic surname, listed in all major resources for
Sephardic genealogy and in some variations of spelling. OLIVO,
OLIVIA, OLIVAS, OLIVOS, etc. The name is found in many Sephardic
communities, what website did you look at?

The best way to determine a Sephardic connection is via DNA testing
with FamilyTreeDNA.com and to join the IberianAshkenaz DNA Project,
co-administered by Judy Simon and myself.

It is possible. What is the connection genealogically? That will
determine which test or tests might be recommended.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico
Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook

Subject: Sephardi surname OLIVIA
From: David Edelman peachpappa@...
I don't know if any of you have ever tried this, but my wife and I had
tried simply googling the last names in our families. One of the names
we had been looking for was OLIVIA. This website I had looked at was
very fascinating, if true. It indecated the Olivia's were Sephardic in
origin, with the name coming >from the fruit olive, as they were the
original, Israeli olive cultivators. It may be true, but my question
is, how to find a verifiabe connection after so many brick walls?
Where else to look?


Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Researchers

One of the names we had been looking for was OLIVIA
Jews in Sicily were an high percentage of the population before the
expulsion of 1492.
After this expulsion some Sicilian Jews escaped, some converted stayed in
the island and secretly practiced Judaism (Anusim).
There was a rebellion in Palermo in 1516 ascribed to the reactions of some
converted Jews.
Petro de Oliva or La Oliva "neofito giudaizzante" ["newly converted
Judaizing"] participated to this rising of the former-Jews.
On the Jews in Sicily see my page:
http://www.italian-family-history.com/jewish/Sicilia.html
Most of Sicilian Jews were of Sephardic origin

Nardo Bonomi Braverman
Greve in Chianti - Firenze - Italy

Researching on:
BRAVERMAN >from Mogilev Podolsky (Podolya)
GROBMAN >from Gaysin
LUFT and GRUNBLATT >from Ukraine
OCCHIPINTI anywhere

-----Messaggio originale-----
From: David Edelman
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:21 AM

Dear fellow genres;
I don't know if any of you have ever tried this, but my wife and I had
tried simply googling the last names in our families. One of the names
we had been looking for was OLIVIA. This website I had looked at was
very fascinating, if true. It indecated the Olivia's were Sephardic in
origin, with the name coming >from the fruit olive, as they were the
original, Israeli olive cultivators. It may be true, but my question
is, how to find a verifiabe connection after so many brick walls?