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The Ovrend surname comes from the Middle English words "overe," or "uvere," meaning "upper," and "end." It was thought to have been a topographic name for someone who lived at the "upper end" of a settlement.

Ovrend Early Origins



The surname Ovrend was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat. 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 year 1273 when Michael Overend was recorded with estates in that shire.

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Ovrend Spelling Variations


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Ovrend Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Overend, Ovrend, Overen, Ouvren, Ouverend and many more.

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Ovrend Early History


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Ovrend Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ovrend research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1379, 1694, 1455, 1487 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Ovrend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ovrend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ovrend Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ovrend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joshua and his wife Mary Overend, who arrived in Savanah, Georgia in 1733; as well as William Overend, who was on record in New York in 1812.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Ovrend Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ovrend Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 April 2014 at 13:42.

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