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Overley Name Meaning

English: variant of Overly . Possibly an altered form of German Oberley or Oberle .

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

Similar surnames: Verley, Berley, Byerley, Wherley, Sherley, Vealey, Everly, Everley

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Where is the Overley family from?

You can see how Overley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Overley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Overley families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Overley families living in Kentucky. This was about 29% of all the recorded Overley's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Overley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Overley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Overley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Overley. 24% of Overley men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Overley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overley were Salesman and Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Servant
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Overley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 158 immigration records available for the last name Overley. 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 Cards

There are 761 military records available for the last name Overley. For the veterans among your Overley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Overley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Overley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Overley in 1959 was 41, and 51 in 2004.

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