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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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Overman, who settled in Maryland in 1667; Willm. Overman, who came to Philadelphia in 1801; Henrietta Overman, who settled in New York, NY in 1822.