Oliphant- Background



Olifent, Oliphant, Oliphint, Olivant, Olliphant, Ollivant, Olyphant


The Oliphants in Scotland are, in the main, localised. By which we mean that there are "pockets" of Oliphants in Caithness, Aberdeenshire, around Montrose and Kincardineshire, Ayrshire and specific dynasties in Perthshire and Fife.

There is also a group just over the border in England around Carlisle, who use various forms of the surname (Ollivant, Olivant, Olleveant as well as Oliphant).

It is also probable that some Olivers in the Scottish Borders stem from the same origins as the Oliphants.

The aim was to try and identify the DNA of these families, as most of them have been "in situ" for hundreds of years (since before Oliphants went to other parts of the globe). With the exception of Perthshire and Fife, there has been little or no inter-marriage with or incomming of, Oliphants from elsewhere.

General Fund

Current balance: $32.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $25.00 12/27/2011   Anonymous
Debit $155.00 4/6/2009   Kit 150276 150276 Unknown
Debit $50.00 4/6/2009   Kit 149253 149253 Unknown
Credit $193.00 4/23/2008 Nancy van Morkhoven     Unknown
Debit $193.00 4/23/2008   Kit 120512 120512 Unknown
Credit $12.00 2/1/2008   The Oliphant Clan & Family Assoc   Unknown
Debit $10.00 1/22/2008   Kit 112358 112358 Unknown
Credit $10.00 1/18/2008 Nancy van Morkhoven     Unknown
Credit $163.00 12/18/2007 J M Nicholson     Unknown
Credit $37.00 12/11/2007 Jackie Nicholson     Unknown