Overly Family History

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Overly Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Overley or Overleigh, as for example Overleigh in Cheshire, named with Old English uferra‘higher’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, ‘glade’. Americanized spelling of German Oberle, or of Oberley, Overley, topographic names from ober ‘up above’ + Middle Low German leie ‘rock’, ‘stone’, ‘shale’.

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

Similar surnames: Overy, Bierly, Over, Overby, Everley, Berry, Byerly, Lovely, Overall

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Overly Family Origin

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Overly Family Occupations

What did your Overly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Overly. 13% of Overly men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Overly women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overly were Operator and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher

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

Overly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Overly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overly 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 405 immigration records available for the last name Overly. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Overly. For the veterans among your Overly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overly Life Expectancy

What is the average Overly lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Overly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Overly in 1952 was 75, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overly 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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