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Overman Name Meaning

Dutch: status name from Middle Dutch overman ‘judge’, ‘arbitrator’, ‘go-between’. Respelling of German Overmann.

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


Similar surnames: Overmann, Beerman, Offerman, Ockerman, Herman, Werman, Bierman

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Overman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Overman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Overman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • Sweden

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Overman Family Origin

Where is the Overman family from?

Overman Family Occupations

What did your Overman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Overman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Overman's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Overman. A less common occupation for the Overman family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Overman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Overman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Overman. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Overman. For the veterans among your Overman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overman Life Expectancy

What is the average Overman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Overman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Overman in 1944 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Overman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Overman 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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