As you know, Samuel Duncan Oliphant is descended from Andrew Oliphant. As yet, we have not been able to link Andrew to any other branch of Oliphants. We really want to know where Andrew is from. Any chance of doing a DNA test…"
If you let me about your Oliphants and I will let you know what I have on your line. I have been "at it" for nearly four decades, so I have gathered a lot of information.
More importantly, I know a lot of people who have done…"
"I have no idea how many Oliphants there are in the rest of Europe - I suspect that the name has even been corrupted - I wondered when I saw this: Oehlhafen (say it phonetically fast) - there really are people with that name - are they related? Who…"
"So far as I know, most of the white Oliphants in South Africa are descended from the Aberdeenshire Oliphants.
It is believed that most, if not all of the native African Oliphants have adopted the name as a generic term relating either to the river…"
"There seems to have been an earlier Alice E Oliphant in GA:-
Pollett Cemetery Inscriptions Johnson County, GA
JOHNSON COUNTY, GEORGIA
The Pollette Family Cemetery is located near the Tom Community in
what used to be known as…"
The MD Oliphants are a larger group than they even know. It is curious how the Duncan Oliphant descendants have researched and researched and yet have no real books (yet) to speak of about themselves and the MD Oliphants have not got such…"
"This is an old and large branch of the family. Some of them have remained in Scotland but there are also some in South Africa that we know of. We also have the DNA for this branch so if anyone wants to join the DNA project then follow the links…"
"William J Oliphant was the son of William Oliphant who came from Dunfermline in Fife in Scotland. The family moved around the States before ending up in Austen, TX. We know a lot about the genealogy of this family but not DNA yet. A great many of…"
I think that I have said in an e-mail, but for the benefit of others, we have the DNA of one of James Oliphant and Temperance Williams's descendants and know that he is part of the Maryland Oliphant DNA group.
The ancestry of James…"
So far we do not have a father for James. The DNA of a male descendant from James is identical to the DNA of descendants of Robert Oliphant and Abigail Davenport. Clearly they are closely related. There were a few other people who may…"
Rich is right about FamilytreeDNA.com. They are where the Oliphant DNA project is and also they are offering a discount at the moment so it is a very good time to strike. I would go for the 37 marker test which is currently…"
Samuel Duncan Oliphant is not related to Duncan Oliphant (as far as we know). He gets the Duncan part of his name from his mother:-
4/. Samuel Duncan Oliphant
b-1 Aug 1824, PA
d-23 Oct 1904, Trenton, New Jersey
married Mary Coulter…"
Laurence Oliphant the Minister of Newburgh was actually styled of Kilmarone, which he sold. He was the fourth generation to own it. His great grandfather, Peter Oliphant of Kilmarone was the brother of William Oliphant, younger of…"