Overcast Family History

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Overcast Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Obergasser, a topographic name from ober ‘upper’, ‘above’ + Gasse ‘side street’, ‘lane’.

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

Similar surnames: Overcash, Overholt, Overkamp, Overly, Overall, Oberst, Averhart

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Overcast Family Origin

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Overcast Family Occupations

What did your Overcast ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Overcast occupation in the USA was Farmer. 79% of Overcast's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Overcast family was Laborer. Farmer, Farmer And Gate Keeper Pike and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overcast.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer And Gate Keeper Pike

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Overcast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Overcast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overcast 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 18 immigration records available for the last name Overcast. 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 632 military records available for the last name Overcast. For the veterans among your Overcast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overcast Life Expectancy

What is the average Overcast lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Overcast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Overcast in 1956 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Overcast

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overcast 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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