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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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  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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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.

This page was last modified on 29 May 2014 at 08:15.

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