Taliaferro, Tolliver, or Toliver (all pronEng|ˈtɒlɪvɚ "TOL-ih-ver"), [ [http://www.genealogymagazine.com/surnames.html Gary R. Toms and James Pylant. "Talliaferro is Tolliver: Surnames Sound a Challenge for Researchers."] Reprinted from American Genealogy Magazine, Vol. 13, Nos. 1 & 2 and revised 9 April 2006 at GenealogyMagazine.com. Accessed 6 January 2007.] is a prominent family in the United States commonwealth of Virginia. The Taliaferros (originally Tagliaferro, literally Ironcutter in Italian) is one the early families who settled in Virginia in the 17th century, whose origins are to be traced in Northern Italy. and is the surname of the following persons:
* The former owner of Booker T. Washington's mother (who gave him the middle name Taliaferro).
*Adam Taliaferro, American college football player severely injured during game.
*Al Taliaferro, American comic strip artist
*Benjamin Taliaferro, United States representative from the State of Georgia
*Edith Taliaferro, American actress
*George Taliaferro, American football player
*James Taliaferro, United States Senator from Florida
*John Taliaferro, nineteenth century politician, lawyer & librarian from Virginia
*John C. Taliaferro III, former senior editor of "Newsweek", author
*Lawrence Taliaferro, United States frontier agent
*Lawrence Taliaferro II, Colonel, Culpeper Minute Men, Revolutionary War
*Mabel Taliaferro, American actress
*Myron Taliaferro, American Football Player
*Ray Taliaferro, American radio host
*Richard Taliaferro, Colonial architect in Williamsburg
*Walter R. Taliaferro, American aviator
*William B. Taliaferro, Confederate States of America general
*Kay Toliver, American teacher
*Anthony Tolliver, American basketball player
*Billy Joe Tolliver, American football player
*Charles Tolliver, American musician and composer
*Kim Tolliver (1937-2007), soul singer
*Melba Tolliver, American journalist
*Mose Tolliver
*Toby Tolliver

The following places are named Taliaferro:

*Taliaferro County, Georgia, United States, named for Benjamin Taliaferro
*Camp Taliaferro, Texas, United States, named for Walter R. Taliaferro
*T. C. Taliaferro House, Florida, United States

Tolliver can also refer to:

*Genesis (comics), a comic book character also known as Mister Tolliver
*Taliaferro (apple), an apple cultivar grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.


ee also

*First Families of Virginia

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