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The ancestors of the name Offertolm date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the region of Overton in various counties throughout England. Offertolm 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.

Early Origins of the Offertolm family


The surname Offertolm 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.

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Early History of the Offertolm family

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Early History of the Offertolm family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Offertolm 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 Offertolm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Offertolm Spelling Variations

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Offertolm Spelling Variations


Offertolm has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Offertolm have been found, including Overton, Oferton, Overtone and others.

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Early Notables of the Offertolm family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Offertolm family (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 Offertolm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Offertolm family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Offertolm family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Offertolms to arrive on North American shores: 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..

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