Oliphant Surname History
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Oliphant Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Oliphant can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Oliphant may be in dispute depending on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).
Oliphant Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Oliphant come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these trade-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is useful to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Oliphant come from religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. Often these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".
Oliphant Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Oliphant name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Oliphant were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Oliphant. Names like Oliphant vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family lines, and eras over time.
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Oliphant Family Tree
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- Lawrence Oliphant 1636 - ?
- Sir John Oliphant 1340 - 1420
- Mary Erskine Oliphant 1328 - 1356
- Mariot Oliphant Grahm 1373 - 1412
- Anna Oliphant Haworth 1793 - 1852
- Ephraim Oliphant 1717 - 1795
- Duncan Oliphant 1682 - 1734
- Isabella Oliphant 1480 - ?
- Laurence of Aberdalgie Oliphant 1439 - 1531
- Laurence Oliphant 1505 - 1566