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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

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Overdorf family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overdorf. The most common Overdorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Overdorf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Overdorf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Overdorf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overdorf 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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