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Overbay Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Øverby or Danish Overby .

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


Similar surnames: Overbey, Overby, Overley, Oberly, Verna, Everly, Zerba, Hoverman

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Where is the Overbay family from?

You can see how Overbay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Overbay family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Overbay families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Overbay families living in Kentucky. This was about 38% of all the recorded Overbay's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Overbay families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Overbay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Overbay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Overbay. 33% of Overbay men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Overbay women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overbay were Coal Loader and Cook. .

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Coal Loader
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Cook
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Overbay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overbay 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 159 immigration records available for the last name Overbay. 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 789 military records available for the last name Overbay. For the veterans among your Overbay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Overbay lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Overbay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Overbay in 1946 was 60, and 66 in 2004.

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