Over Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on the bank of a river or on a slope (from Old English ofer ‘seashore’, ‘riverbank’, or from the originally distinct word ofer ‘slope’, ‘bank’, ‘ridge’). The two terms, being of similar meaning as well as similar form, fell together in the Middle English period. The surname may also be a habitational name from places named with one or other of these words, which can only be distinguished with reference to their situation. Over in Cambridgeshire is on a riverbank, whereas examples in Cheshire and Derbyshire are not; Over in Gloucestershire is on the bank of the Severn, but also at the foot of a hill. North German: topographic name denoting someone who lived above or beyond a settlement or feature. Swedish (Över): ornamental name of unexplained origin.

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


Similar surnames: Ober, Overy, Dover, Rover, Lier, Cover, Hover, Ozer, Oder, Oser

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Over Family Origin

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Over Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Over occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Over's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Over family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Over.

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Over Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Over life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Over in 1948 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Over

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