Overdorf Family History

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Overdorf Name Meaning

Altered form of German Ober(n)dorf, a habitational name, from any of many places in Germany and Austria called Oberndorf or Oberdorf, meaning ‘upper village’.

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


Similar surnames: Oberdorf, Ohlendorf, Bergdorf, Seedorf, Overton, Overturf, Endorf

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Overdorf Family Origin

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Overdorf Family Occupations

What did your Overdorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Overdorf. 35% of Overdorf men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Overdorf women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overdorf were Machinist and Office Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Conductor
    8%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    46%
  • Dental Assistant
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Office Clerk
    19%

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

Overdorf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Overdorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overdorf 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 34 immigration records available for the last name Overdorf. 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 689 military records available for the last name Overdorf. For the veterans among your Overdorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overdorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Overdorf lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Overdorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Overdorf in 1944 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

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