Overby Family History
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 same meaning as 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press