Surname:Overton

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Overton Surname Facts

Meaning

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).[1]

Profiles of Prominent Overtons

  • Gen. Robert Overton, b. abt. 1609, English, soldier and scholar, who supported the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War.

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References

  1. From "The Overton Surname: Overton Name Meaning and History" on Ancestry.com,[1] and Hall, John R. Clark, A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary. (Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1894).[2]