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From Old English ōfer (riverbank) + tūn (enclosure; settlement, town).


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊvɚtən/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊvətən/
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Overton (countable and uncountable, plural Overtons)

  1. A number of places in the United Kingdom:
    1. A suburb of Frodsham, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, England (OS grid ref SJ5277). [1]
    2. A former civil parish in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, merged into Malpas civil parish in 2015.
    3. A hamlet in Ashover parish, North East Derbyshire district, Derbyshire, England (OS grid ref SK3462). [2]
    4. A hamlet in Arlingham parish, Stroud district, Gloucestershire, England (OS grid ref SO7210). [3]
    5. A village and civil parish in Basingstoke and Deane district, Hampshire, England (OS grid ref SU5149).
    6. A village and civil parish in City of Lancaster district, Lancashire, England (OS grid ref SD4358).
    7. A small village and civil parish (without a council) in Hambleton district, North Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SE5555).
    8. A small village in Richard's Castle parish, south Shropshire, England (OS grid ref SO5072).
    9. A hamlet in West Monkton parish, Somerset West and Taunton district, Somerset, England (OS grid ref ST2628). [4]
    10. A hamlet in Checkley parish, Staffordshire Moorlands district, Staffordshire, England (OS grid ref SK0438). [5]
    11. A village next to Middlestown, City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SE2516).
    12. A hamlet near New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NX9864). [6]
    13. A hamlet near Lybster, Caithness, Highland council area, Scotland (OS grid ref ND2836). [7]
    14. A suburb of Greenock, Inverclyde council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NS2675).
    15. A hamlet near Port Eynon, City and County of Swansea, Wales (OS grid ref SS4685).
    16. A village and community in Wrexham county borough, Wales (OS grid ref SJ3741).
      Synonym: Overton-on-Dee
  2. (countable) A habitational surname from Old English.
  3. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Cooper County, Missouri.
    2. A village in Dawson County, Nebraska.
    3. A community in Moapa Valley, Clark County, Nevada.
    4. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Ohio.
    5. A township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
    6. A city in Rusk County and Smith County, Texas.
    7. An unincorporated community in Albemarle County, Virginia.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Overton is the 1914th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 18820 individuals. Overton is most common among White (67.18%) and Black/African American (27.09%) individuals.

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