Overton Family History

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Overton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. Most are named from Old English uferra ‘upper’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; others have Old English ofer ‘riverbank’ or ofer ‘slope’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Everton, Orton, Leverton, Merton, Wolverton, Brenton, Vernon, Girton

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Overton Family Origin

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Overton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    1%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overton. A less common occupation for the Overton family was Bricklayer. The most common Overton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Overton's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Overton Historical Records

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Overton Life Expectancy

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