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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

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Overby Family Origin

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Overby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Works On Farm

    6%

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

Source: Census data for Overby | Data not to scale

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Overby Life Expectancy

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