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The distinguished surname Obendorfer 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.

Obendorfer Early Origins



The surname Obendorfer 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.

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Obendorfer Spelling Variations


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Obendorfer Spelling Variations



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

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Obendorfer Early History


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Obendorfer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obendorfer research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1574, 1621, 1776, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Obendorfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Obendorfer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Obendorfer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obendorfer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rosina Oberndorff, who was married in Pennsylvania in 1743; Johann Oberndorffer, who settled in Cayenne in 1763; Georg Oberndoerfer, a German mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Isaac Oberndoerfer, who was naturalized in Scott County, Iowa in 1860.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Obendorfer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obendorfer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 April 2016 at 15:56.

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