Overbey Family History

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Overbey Name Meaning

Norwegian or Danish: variant of Overby.

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

Similar surnames: Overbay, Overby, Overley, Iversen, Verley, Verney, Verhey, Verwey

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Overbey Family Origin

Where is the Overbey family from?

Overbey Family Occupations

What did your Overbey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overbey. The most common Overbey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Overbey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Overbey family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Overbey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Overbey Historical Records

What Overbey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Overbey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overbey 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Overbey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Overbey. For the veterans among your Overbey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overbey Life Expectancy

What is the average Overbey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Overbey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Overbey in 1941 was 36, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Overbey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overbey 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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