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Overbeck Early Origins



The surname Overbeck was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Aston Underedge, held by the steward of Lambeth Church, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Overbeck Spelling Variations


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Overbeck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Overbury, Overbery, Overberry, Overberrie and many more.

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Overbeck Early History


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Overbeck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Overbeck research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1608, 1621, 1660, 1510, 1600, 1543, 1551, 1643, 1604, 1611, 1592, 1637, 1621, 1622, 1626, 1581 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Overbeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Overbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Overbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Nicholas Overbury (1551-1643), an English lawyer, landowner and politician, Member of Parliament for Gloucester (1604-1611); and Walter Overbury (1592-1637), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Cardigan (1621-1622) and again in 1626. Sir Thomas Overbury (1581-1613) was an English...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Overbeck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Overbeck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Overbeck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johannes Overbeck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Matalina Overbeck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Philips Overbeck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Andreas Overbeck, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Overbeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerd Heinr Overbeck, who landed in America in 1814-1820
  • Cath Elis Overbeck, aged 37, arrived in America in 1834
  • Eleonore Overbeck, who landed in America in 1847
  • Jane Overbeck, aged 39, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • John Overbeck, aged 47, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Overbeck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Overbeck (post 1700)



  • Carla Overbeck (b. 1968), American soccer player
  • Christian Adolph Overbeck (1755-1821), German poet, and the Burgomaster of Lübeck
  • Franz Camille Overbeck (1837-1905), German Protestant theologian
  • Johannes Adolph Overbeck (1826-1895), German archaeologist and art historian
  • Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869), German painter and member of the Nazarene movement

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Overbeck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Overbeck 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.

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