Last name origins & meanings:
- Americanized form of Dutch and Belgian Overstraete, a
topographic name for someone who lived ‘on the other side of the
street’, or a habitational name from a place so named. According to
Debrabandere this is a Brabantine name, originating from the Hof ter
Overstraeten in Sint-Martens-Lennik.
- Americanized form of
German Oberstrass or Low German Overstraat, a
topographic name from a field so named, in particular one near
Wermelskirchen in Rhineland.
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