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Overton Family History

Overton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. Most are named from Old English uferra ‘upper’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; others have Old English ofer ‘riverbank’ or ofer ‘slope’ as the first element.

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

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Name Distribution of Overton Families

  • Number of Overton families
     115 - 228
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Overton families
     221 - 440
     74 - 220
     1 - 73
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Overton families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Overton Family Origin

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Overton Immigration Information

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Overton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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