Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the region of Overton in various counties throughout England. Overtomb 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 Overtomb family
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.
Early History of the Overtomb family
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Overtomb Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Overtomb family name include Overton, Oferton, Overtone and others.
Early Notables of the Overtomb family (pre 1700)
(c. 1599-1664), an English pamphleteer and Leveller during the English Civil War...
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Migration of the Overtomb family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Overtomb surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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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