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Where did the English Overman family come from? What is the English Overman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Overman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Overman family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Overman, Overer, Overy, Offerman, Oferman and others.

First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Overman research. Another 255 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Overman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Overman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Overman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Jacob Overman, who settled in Maryland in 1667
  • Jacob Overman, who landed in Maryland in 1667

Overman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Willm. Overman, who came to Philadelphia in 1801
  • Henrietta Overman, who settled in New York, NY in 1822
  • F. Overman, who settled in Baltimore in 1826
  • Fernando Overman, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1826
  • Frederick Overman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836


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  • Lynne Overman, American film actress
  • Ion Overman (b. 1976), American actress
  • Larry E. Overman, American chemist, Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, best known for the Overman rearrangement
  • Lee Slater Overman (1854-1930), Democratic U.S. senator


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  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Overman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Overman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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