Overby Family History
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Overby Name Meaning
Norwegian (Øverby): habitational name from any of some twenty farmsteads, chiefly in southeastern Norway, named Øverby, from Old Norse Øfribýr, a compound of øfri ‘upper’ + býr ‘farmstead’. Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Overy, Nerby, Overly, Owenby, Sowerby, Over, Kirby, Ormsby, Overbey