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Overby Name Meaning

Norwegian (Øverby): habitational name from any of some twenty farmsteads, chiefly in southeastern Norway, named Øverby, from Old Norse Øfribýr, a compound of øfri ‘upper’ + býr ‘farmstead’. Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named.

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


Similar surnames: Overy, Nerby, Overly, Owenby, Sowerby, Over, Kirby, Ormsby, Overbey

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Overby Family Origin

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Overby Family Occupations

What did your Overby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Overby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Overby's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overby. A less common occupation for the Overby family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Works On Farm

    6%

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Overby Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Overby ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Overby Life Expectancy

What is the average Overby lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Overby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Overby in 1942 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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