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The OVER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,083 22222 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 442 10667 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +641 -11555 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 82 16955 0.001 5
United Kingdom 630 7501 0.001 14
Top States for OVER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 294 5676 0.002 24
California 70 34323 0.000 2
Ohio 68 20094 0.001 6
Colorado 68 8672 0.002 16
New York 61 32244 0.000 3
Top States for OVER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 294 5676 0.002 24
Colorado 68 8672 0.002 16
Maryland 53 11262 0.001 10
Delaware 6 21839 0.001 8
Hawaii 9 13615 0.001 7

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called OVER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called OVER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called OVER in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a OVER by picking someone at random in Pennsylvania than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of OVER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the OVER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the OVER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of OVER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 983 90.77
Black/African American 41 3.79
Mixed Race 26 2.4
White (Hispanic) 19 1.75
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the OVER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of OVER in historical publications

OVER. Parishes and places in cos. Cambridge, Gloucester, Chester, &c.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to OVER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as OVER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for OVER

The following words are slight variants of OVER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.