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Overfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by the ‘upper pasture’, from Middle English uvere ‘over’, ‘higher’ + feld(e) ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, or a habitational name from a place named with these elements. Americanized form of Dutch Overfelt or of German Oberfeld, a topographic name from ober ‘upper’, ‘up above’ + feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Sherfield, Barfield, Berfield, Orfield, Haverfield, Woodfield

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Overfield Family Origin

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Overfield Family Occupations

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  • Nail Maker

    13%
  • Boot Maker

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker Master Employing 3 Men

    6%
  • Cattle Dealer

    6%

In 1881, Nail Maker, Boot Maker and Cabinet Maker Master Employing 3 Men were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overfield. The most common Overfield occupation in the UK was Nail Maker. 13% of Overfield's were Nail Makers. A less common occupation for the Overfield family was Cattle Dealer.

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Overfield Historical Records

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Overfield Life Expectancy

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