Overstreet Family History

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Overstreet Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch and Belgian Overstraete, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the street’, or a habitational name from a place so named. According to Debrabandere this is a Brabantine name, originating from the Hof ter Overstraeten in Sint-Martens-Lennik. Americanized form of German Oberstrass or Low German Overstraat, a topographic name from a field so named, in particular one near Wermelskirchen in Rhineland.

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

Similar surnames: Street, Verstraete, Hemstreet, Waterstradt, Overholt, Overbeck

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Overstreet Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Overstreet name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Overstreet. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Overstreet Family Origin

Where is the Overstreet family from?

Overstreet Family Occupations

What did your Overstreet ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Overstreet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Overstreet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overstreet 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Overstreet. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Overstreet. For the veterans among your Overstreet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overstreet Life Expectancy

What is the average Overstreet lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Overstreet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Overstreet in 1942 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overstreet 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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