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Overby Early Origins



The surname Overby 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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Overby Spelling Variations


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Overby Spelling Variations



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

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Overby Early History


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Overby Early History



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

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Overby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Overby 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 Overby 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:

Overby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margtt Overby, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Overby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Knuo Overby, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906

Overby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lars Andrew Overby, who landed in Wisconsin in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Overby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Overby (post 1700)



  • Sigurd Overby (1899-1979), American championship skier
  • Jason Overby (b. 1975), American artist
  • Christian Overby (b. 1985), Danish professional football midfielder

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Suggested Readings for the name Overby


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Suggested Readings for the name Overby



  • The Overby Story: 500 Years in England and America by Libby Overby.

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Overby Family Crest Products


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See Also


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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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Overby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Overby 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.

This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 00:16.

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