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Overbey Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Øverby or Danish 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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Where is the Overbey family from?

You can see how Overbey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Overbey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Overbey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Overbey families living in Virginia. This was about 32% of all the recorded Overbey's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Overbey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Overbey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Overbey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Overbey. 34% of Overbey men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Overbey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overbey were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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