Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsTholivar (18th century)
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Meaning & History
Variant of Tolliver. Apparently, this name may have originated in Candamo, Asturias, in the 18th (or earlier) century. The "var" last syllable may be related to "fer," and the meaning may be related to iron, e.g. iron miner, iron refiner, etc. This is not preposterous, as there is much mining in this area, going back to Roman times, when the native residents of this area were Ibero-Celts.