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Overly Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Overley or Overleigh, as for example Overleigh in Cheshire, named with Old English uferra‘higher’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, ‘glade’. Americanized spelling of German Oberle, or of Oberley, Overley, topographic names from ober ‘up above’ + Middle Low German leie ‘rock’, ‘stone’, ‘shale’.

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


Similar surnames: Overy, Bierly, Over, Overby, Everley, Berry, Byerly, Lovely, Overall

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Overly Family Origin

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Overly Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Overly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Overly's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Overly family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overly.

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Overly Historical Records

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Overly Life Expectancy

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