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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and North German : topographic name for someone who lived ‘over the creek’, from Middle English and Middle Low German over ‘over’ + beck ‘stream’, ‘creek’.
  • Dutch : variant of Overbeek.
  • Swedish (Överbäck) : ornamental or topographic name from över ‘over’ + bäck ‘stream’, ‘creek’ (Old Norse bekkr).
  • Altered form of German Oberbeck.

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