Over Family History
Over Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several places called Over such as those in Cambridgeshire Cheshire and Gloucestershire or Littleover and Mickleover (both in Derbyshire) or a topographic name from residence at a bank or river bank from Old English ōfer ‘bank’ or from residence in the upper part of a settlement or at the top of a slope from Old English ofer ‘slope hill ridge’. North German and Dutch: topographic name denoting someone who lived above or beyond a settlement or feature. Swedish (Över): ornamental name of unexplained etymology.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press