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

What did your Overton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Overton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Overton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 133,000 census records available for the last name Overton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overton 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Overton. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Overton. For the veterans among your Overton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overton Life Expectancy

What is the average Overton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Overton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Overton in 1943 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Overton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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