Overy Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): habitational name from a place named with the Old English phrase ofer ie ‘over, across the river’, as for example Overy in Oxfordshire. In some cases the name may be topographic, with the same meaning, or with Old English eg ‘dry ground in a marsh’, ‘well-watered land’ as the second element.

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


Similar surnames: Over, Overly, Overby, Lowery, Ober, Tovey, Avery, Ovens, Hover

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Overy Family Origin

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Overy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overy. A less common occupation for the Overy family was Annuitant. The most common Overy occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Overy's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Overy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Overy in 1945 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Overy

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