Overton Surname Facts
The surname Overton is a habitational name derived from the Old English words uferra (over, higher, upper), or less frequently ōfer (border, margin, riverbank, seashore), and tūn (enclosure, farm, homestead, town).
Profiles of Prominent Overtons
- Gen. Robert Overton, b. abt. 1609, English, soldier and scholar, who supported the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War.
- ↑ From "The Overton Surname: Overton Name Meaning and History" on Ancestry.com, and Hall, John R. Clark, A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary. (Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1894).