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Overy Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): habitational name from a place named with the Old English phrase ofer ie ‘over, across the river’, as for example Overy in Oxfordshire. In some cases the name may be topographic, with the same meaning, or with Old English eg ‘dry ground in a marsh’, ‘well-watered land’ as the second element.

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


Similar surnames: Over, Overly, Overby, Lowery, Ober, Tovey, Avery, Ovens, Hover

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Overy Family Origin

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Overy Family Occupations

What did your Overy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Overy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Overy's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overy. A less common occupation for the Overy family was Oil Producer.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    27%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Oil Producer

    9%

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

Overy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Overy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overy 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Overy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Overy. For the veterans among your Overy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overy Life Expectancy

What is the average Overy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Overy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Overy in 1945 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Overy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overy 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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