The surname Overy was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. 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 13th century when they held estates in that county.
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Mr. William Overy, (b. 1816), aged 21, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Charles Kerr" on 6th June 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia
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