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Overby Family History

Overby Name Meaning
Norwegian (Øverby): habitational name from any of some twenty farmsteads, chiefly in southeastern Norway, named Øverby, from Old Norse Øfribýr, a compound of øfri ‘upper’ + býr ‘farmstead’.Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

171,918 Historical Documents with Overby on Ancestry.com
31,552 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,918 Military Records
1,116 Immigration Records
19,657 Census and Voter Lists
114,675 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Overby Families

  • Number of Overby families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Overby families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Overby last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Overby census records

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Overby Family Origin

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Overby Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Overby

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Overby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Overby census records

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Overby Civil War Service Records

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