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Obendorf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Obendorf is German in origin. It is derived from "Oberndorf," the name of several places found in Thürgau, Hessen, and Bavaria, and is made up of two elements: "ober," meaning "up, on top," and "dorf," meaning "village." It is likely that the name was originally borne by someone who hailed from one of the places known as Oberndorf, or, alternatively, by someone who lived at the top of a village.


Early Origins of the Obendorf family


The surname Obendorf was first found in Hesse-Nassau, now Wiesbaden, until 1866 a sovereign duchy, is now part of Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Obendorf family


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Obendorf Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Oberndorfer, Obendorfer, Oberdorfer, Obendorf, Obendorff, Oberdorf, Oberdorff, Oberdorf, Oberdoerff, Oberndorf, Oberndorff, Oberndorfer and many more.

Early Notables of the Obendorf family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Obendorf family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Obendorf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Obendorf, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1887

Obendorf Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Johann Obendorf, aged 36, originally from Brombinier, Germany, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Zeeland" from Antwerp, Belgium [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK9-J22 : 6 December 2014), Johann Obendorf, 13 Aug 1907; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Clarence Obendorf, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Princess Irene" from Genoa, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRG-XZL : 6 December 2014), Clarence Obendorf, 26 May 1909; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Princess Irene, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • David Obendorf, aged 52, who arrived in New York in 1910 aboard the ship "Lusitania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJXG-DQ3 : 6 December 2014), David Obendorf, 05 Mar 1910; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lusitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Obendorf (post 1700)


  • Ralph Louis Obendorf (b. 1938), American Emeritus Professor of Crop Physiology at Cornell University

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK9-J22 : 6 December 2014), Johann Obendorf, 13 Aug 1907; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRG-XZL : 6 December 2014), Clarence Obendorf, 26 May 1909; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Princess Irene, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJXG-DQ3 : 6 December 2014), David Obendorf, 05 Mar 1910; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lusitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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