Overfield Family History

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Overfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by the ‘upper pasture’, from Middle English uvere ‘over’, ‘higher’ + feld(e) ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, or a habitational name from a place named with these elements. Americanized form of Dutch Overfelt or of German Oberfeld, a topographic name from ober ‘upper’, ‘up above’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Sherfield, Barfield, Berfield, Orfield, Haverfield, Woodfield

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Overfield Family Origin

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Overfield Family Occupations

What did your Overfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Overfield family was Carpenter. The most common Overfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Overfield's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overfield.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Works On Farm

  • Carpenter


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

Overfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Overfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overfield 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 198 immigration records available for the last name Overfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Overfield. For the veterans among your Overfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Overfield lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Overfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Overfield in 1955 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overfield 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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