Overy Family History

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Overy Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): habitational name from a place named with the Old English phrase ofer ie ‘over, across the river’, as for example Overy in Oxfordshire. In some cases the name may be topographic, with the same meaning, or with Old English eg ‘dry ground in a marsh’, ‘well-watered land’ as the second element.

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

Similar surnames: Over, Overly, Overby, Lowery, Ober, Tovey, Avery, Ovens, Hover

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Overy Family Origin

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Overy Family Occupations

What did your Overy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clerk and Express Agent were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Overy. The most common Overy occupation in Canada was Clerk. 50% of Overy's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

  • Express Agent


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Overy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Overy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overy 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 853 immigration records available for the last name Overy. 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 Overy. For the veterans among your Overy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Overy Life Expectancy

What is the average Overy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Overy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Overy in 1945 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

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