Overlock Family History

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Overlock Name Meaning

Altered form of German Oberlack, a topographic name for someone who lived beyond a pond or small lake, from Middle Low German over ‘across’ + Middle High German lache, Middle Low German lake ‘pond’ (dialect la(c)ke).

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

Similar surnames: Overbeck, Oberdick, Overholt, Oberbeck, Averbeck, Narlock, Morlock

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Overlock Family Origin

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Overlock Family Occupations

What did your Overlock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Overlock family was Keeping House. The most common Overlock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Overlock's were Farmers. Farmer, Cooper and Cooper & Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overlock.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Cooper & Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Overlock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Overlock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overlock 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 116 immigration records available for the last name Overlock. 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 605 military records available for the last name Overlock. For the veterans among your Overlock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overlock Life Expectancy

What is the average Overlock lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Overlock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Overlock in 1960 was 61, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overlock 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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