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Overy Name Meaning

English:: topographic name denoting someone dwelling ‘on the other side of the stream’ Middle English over ē ā or ǣ (Old English ēa ‘river’). alternatively a topographic name denoting someone dwelling ‘beyond the low‐lying land’ (Old English ēg).

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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Where is the Overy family from?

You can see how Overy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Overy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Overy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Overy families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Overy's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Overy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Overy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Overy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Overy. 29% of Overy men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Overy women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overy were Salesman and School Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Mechanic
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 15,000 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 Lists

There are 853 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 Cards

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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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.

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