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Overall Name Meaning

English (Essex and London): topographic name meaning ‘dweller at the upper hall’ from Middle English over ‘upper higher’ + halle ‘hall’ (Old English uferra hall). Possibly also an Americanized form (translation into English) of German Überall: nickname for a know-it-all.

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


Similar surnames: Overly, Averill, Stegall, Overholt, Krall, Coverdale, Covell, Overton

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Where is the Overall family from?

You can see how Overall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Overall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Overall families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Overall families living in Tennessee. This was about 60% of all the recorded Overall's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Overall families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Overall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Overall ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Overall. 24% of Overall men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Overall women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overall were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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What Overall family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Overall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overall census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Overall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Overall. For the veterans among your Overall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Overall lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Overall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Overall in 1953 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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