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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

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Overby Family Origin

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Overby Family Occupations

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  • Washerwoman

    100%

In 1881, the most common Overby occupation in the UK was Washerwoman. 100% of Overby's were Washerwomans.

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Overby Historical Records

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Overby Life Expectancy

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Famous Overby Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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