Overfelt Family History

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Overfelt Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from any of various minor places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Overveld, meaning ‘across the field’.

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

Similar surnames: Verhelst, Overbeek, Overberg, Overholt, Overfield, Verley, Vernet

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Overfelt Family Origin

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Overfelt Family Occupations

What did your Overfelt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Overfelt family was Night Watch. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overfelt. The most common Overfelt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 77% of Overfelt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Night Watch


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

Overfelt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Overfelt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overfelt 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 166 immigration records available for the last name Overfelt. 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 647 military records available for the last name Overfelt. For the veterans among your Overfelt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overfelt Life Expectancy

What is the average Overfelt lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Overfelt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Overfelt in 1952 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Overfelt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overfelt 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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