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The name Overington is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Overton in various counties throughout England. Overington 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 Overington family


The surname Overington 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 Overington family

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Early History of the Overington family


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

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Overington Spelling Variations

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Overington Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Overington has been spelled many different ways, including Overton, Oferton, Overtone and others.

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Early Notables of the Overington family (pre 1700)

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

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Migration of the Overington family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Overington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Overington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Overington, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  • Frances Overington, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Overington (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Overington (post 1700)


  • John Overington (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates (2013-)
  • W J G Overington, British computer pioneer who coined the phrase telesoftware in the 1970s and 1980s, for transmission of programs for a microprocessor or home computers via broadcast Teletext
  • Caroline Overington, Australian journalist and author awarded the Sir Keith Murdoch Prize for Journalism, the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism (twice) and the Blake Dawson Prize
  • Karen Marie Overington (1951-2011), Australian politician, Member of the Victorian Parliament for Ballarat West (1999-2010)

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Historic Events for the Overington family

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Historic Events for the Overington family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Norman Henry Overington, British Corporal, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  2. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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