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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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Where is the Overman family from?

You can see how Overman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Overman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Overman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Overman families living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Overman's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Overman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Overman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Overman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Overman. 23% of Overman men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Overman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overman were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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