The surname Offerman was 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.
Important Dates for the Offerman family
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Offerman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Overman, Overer, Overy, Offerman, Oferman and others.
Early Notables of the Offerman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Offerman family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Offerman (post 1700)
Nick Offerman (b. 1970), American actor, writer, and carpenter, best known for his role in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation
Muriel K. Offerman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 2004-08 
John B. Offerman, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Dodge County 2nd District, 1938 
Frank J. Offerman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920