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The Overend surname comes from the Middle English words "overe," or "uvere," meaning "upper," and "end." It was thought to have been a topographic name for someone who lived at the "upper end" of a settlement.

Overend Early Origins



The surname Overend was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat. 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 year 1273 when Michael Overend was recorded with estates in that shire.

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Overend Spelling Variations


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Overend Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Overend, Ovrend, Overen, Ouvren, Ouverend and many more.

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Overend Early History


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Overend Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Overend research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1379, 1694, 1455, 1487 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Overend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Overend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Overend Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Overend 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:

Overend Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joshua and his wife Mary Overend, who arrived in Savanah, Georgia in 1733
  • Joshua Overend, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1733
  • Mary Overend, who arrived in Georgia in 1733

Overend Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Overend, aged 21, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Overend, who was on record in New York in 1812
  • John W Overend, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Overend Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Overend, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Overend Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Overend, aged 25, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Overend, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • James Henry Overend, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Overend (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Overend (post 1700)



  • Enmund Overend (b. 1955), American gold and bronze medalist mountain biker
  • Jonathan Overend, English radio journalist for BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Sandra Overend, British Ulster Unionist Party politician in Northern Ireland
  • Robert Overend, British farmer and former unionist politician in Northern Ireland
  • Jonathan Magri Overend (b. 1970), Maltese professional footballer
  • Professor William Overend, British Chemistry Professor at the University of London
  • Best Overend (1909-1977), Australian architect

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Overend Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Overend 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 28 November 2016 at 02:24.

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