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Origins of the Overton surname

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About the Overtons

We have a total number of 34607 records for people with the last name Overton.

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Where do most Overtons live?

In 1921, most Overtons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Overtons

How common is your surname?

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

We have 31,300 records for the Overton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1194.

Who were Overtons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Overtons.

What are the most common Overton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Overtons

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

Common Female occupations for Overtons in 1921
Dressmaker

125

Laundress

94

General Servant Domestic

78

Domestic Servant

76

General Servant

70

Common Male occupations for Overtons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

206

Carpenter

107

General Labourer

101

Farmer

99

Farm Labourer

90

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