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Origins of the Overhead surname

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About the Overheads

We have a total number of 357 records for people with the last name Overhead.

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Where do most Overheads live?

In 1921, most Overheads lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Overheads

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 354 records for the Overhead surname. The oldest one dates back to 1870.

Who were Overheads most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Overheads.

What are the most common Overhead first names?

  • William
  • George
  • Elizabeth
  • Sarah

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Common jobs for Overheads

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Overheads in 1921


Coopers Daughter


Envelope Maker At Paper Mills




Assisting In Above Business


Common Male occupations for Overheads in 1921










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