Overbey Family History

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Overbey Name Meaning

Norwegian or Danish: variant of Overby.

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

Similar surnames: Overbay, Overby, Overley, Iversen, Verley, Verney, Verhey, Verwey

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Overbey Family Origin

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Overbey Family Occupations

What did your Overbey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Overbey. 21% of Overbey men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Overbey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overbey were Mechanic and Factory Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Factory Worker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Overbey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Overbey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overbey 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Overbey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Overbey. For the veterans among your Overbey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overbey Life Expectancy

What is the average Overbey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Overbey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Overbey in 1941 was 36, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Overbey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overbey 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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