× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2018


The origins of the Ofertombe name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Ofertombe was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Overton in various counties throughout England. Ofertombe is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Ofertombe Early Origins



The surname Ofertombe was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Close

Ofertombe Spelling Variations


Expand

Ofertombe Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ofertombe include Overton, Oferton, Overtone and others.

Close

Ofertombe Early History


Expand

Ofertombe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ofertombe research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1525, 1609, 1580, 1609, 1599, 1664, 1609 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Ofertombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Ofertombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Ofertombe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Overton (c.1525-1609), an English clergyman, Bishop of Lichfield (1580-1609); Richard Overton (c. 1599-1664), an English pamphleteer and Leveller during the English Civil War...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ofertombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Overton and his wife Mary, who came to Virginia in 1654; John Overton, who settled in Barbados in 1693; as well as Robert and Samuel Overton, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1850..

Close

Ofertombe Family Crest Products


Expand

Ofertombe Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also



Sign Up

  


BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest