Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. Check marks indicate the level to which a name has been verified.
Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. to-li-VAR  [key]
Other Forms FormsTholivar (18th century)

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.
Added 4/14/2018 by
Edited 4/15/2018 by Beautiful Victory