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Overlock Name Meaning

Altered form of German Oberlack, a topographic name for someone who lived beyond a pond or small lake, from Middle Low German over ‘across’ + Middle High German lache, Middle Low German lake ‘pond’ (dialect la(c)ke).

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


Similar surnames: Overbeck, Oberdick, Overholt, Oberbeck, Averbeck, Narlock, Morlock

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Where is the Overlock family from?

You can see how Overlock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Overlock family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Overlock families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Overlock families living in Prince Edward Island. This was 100% of all the recorded Overlock's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Overlock families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Overlock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Overlock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Overlock. 33% of Overlock men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Overlock women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overlock were New Worker and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Own Business
    9%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Overlock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overlock census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 116 immigration records available for the last name Overlock. 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 Cards

There are 605 military records available for the last name Overlock. For the veterans among your Overlock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Overlock lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Overlock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Overlock in 1960 was 61, and 68 in 2004.

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