Overholt Family History

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Overholt Name Meaning

Dutch: Americanized spelling of Overhoud, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘across the woods’. Americanized spelling of German Oberholz, a topographic name from from Middle High German ober ‘above’ (or German ober- ‘upper’) + holz ‘wood’ (see Oberholtzer).

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

Similar surnames: Overlock, Overkamp, Overly, Overcast, Osterholt, Verhelst, Verhulst

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Overholt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Overholt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Overholt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Overholt Family Origin

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Overholt Family Occupations

What did your Overholt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overholt. A less common occupation for the Overholt family was Farming. The most common Overholt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Overholt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Overholt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Overholt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overholt 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 981 immigration records available for the last name Overholt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Overholt. For the veterans among your Overholt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overholt Life Expectancy

What is the average Overholt lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Overholt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Overholt in 1956 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overholt 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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