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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Overtome come from when the family resided in the region of Overton in various counties throughout England. Overtome 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.

Overtome Early Origins



The surname Overtome 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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Overtome Early History


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Overtome Early History



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

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Overtome Spelling Variations


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Overtome Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Overtome has been recorded under many different variations, including Overton, Oferton, Overtone and others.

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Overtome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Overtome Early Notables (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 Overtome Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Overtome or a variant listed above: 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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