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Overbeck Name Meaning

English and North German: topographic name for someone who lived ‘over the creek’, from Middle English and Middle Low German over ‘over’ + beck ‘stream’, ‘creek’. Dutch: variant of Overbeek. Swedish (Överbäck): ornamental or topographic name from över ‘over’ + bäck ‘stream’, ‘creek’ (Old Norse bekkr). Altered form of German Oberbeck.

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

Similar surnames: Oberbeck, Averbeck, Overlock, Oberdick, Overberg, Overbeek, Osbeck

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Overbeck Family Origin

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Overbeck Family Occupations

What did your Overbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overbeck. The most common Overbeck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Overbeck's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Overbeck family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Overbeck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Overbeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overbeck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Overbeck. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Overbeck. For the veterans among your Overbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overbeck Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Overbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Overbeck in 1943 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overbeck ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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