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Overberg Surname Meaning

North German and Dutch: habitational name from any of the places called Overberg meaning ‘at the other side of the hill’. Swedish (Överberg): ornamental or topographic name from över ‘over’ + berg ‘mountain hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Osterberg, Ostberg, Overbeck, Heiberg, Soderberg, Selberg, Enberg

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Where is the Overberg family from?

You can see how Overberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Overberg family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Overberg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Overberg families living in Warwickshire. This was about 70% of all the recorded Overberg's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Overberg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Overberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Overberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Overberg. 23% of Overberg men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Overberg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Overberg were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Housework
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Overberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Overberg 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Overberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 255 military records available for the last name Overberg. For the veterans among your Overberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Overberg lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Overberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Overberg in 1950 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

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