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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. O-ver-bay-kə  [key]
Other Forms FormsOverbeek

Meaning & History

Means "over/on brook" or "over/on stream" or "over/on creek"

ORIGIN Middle English : from Old Norse bekkr of Germanic origin; related to Dutch beek and German Bach. Used as the common term for a brook in the northern areas of England, beck often refers, in literature, to a brook with a stony bed or following a rugged course, typical of such areas.
Added 8/15/2012 by anonymous