Overturf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Overturf is derived from the German words "ober," meaning "upper," or "above," and the word man.

Early Origins of the Overturf family

The surname Overturf was first found in East Prussia, where the name Oberer came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Overturf family

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Overturf Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Oberer, Ober, Obermann, Obererman, Obermans, Oberers, Obere, Oberman, Oberman and many more.

Early Notables of the Overturf family (pre 1700)

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Overturf Ranking

In the United States, the name Overturf is the 8,111st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Overturf family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Caspar Zobrist, who came to Carolina in 1710; Melchor Averman, who settled in Louisiana in 1720-1721; Jacob Obere, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729.


Contemporary Notables of the name Overturf (post 1700) +

  • James Overturf, American CMO of Extra Space Storage, an American provider of self-storage units, currently with 1,483 facilities across 39 states
  • Harley James Overturf (1882-1974), American politician and businessman, Member of the Oregon House of Representatives (1921-1924)
  • Norman F. Overturf, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908 [2]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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