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Multiple Origins for the Surname Ober


German


The German surname Ober is derived from the German words "ober," meaning "upper," or "above," and the word man.

Ober Early Origins



The surname Ober was first found in East Prussia, where the name Oberer came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

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Ober Spelling Variations


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Ober Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oberer, Ober, Obermann, Obererman, Obermans, Oberers, Obere, Oberman, Oberman and many more.

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Ober Early History


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Ober Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ober research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1815 is included under the topic Early Ober History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ober Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ober Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ober 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 were:

Ober Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Ober, who landed in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1679

Ober Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Clemence Ober, who came to Philadelphia in 1752
  • Clementz Ober, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Henrich Ober, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

Ober Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonie Ober, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838
  • Frederick W Ober, aged 31, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1845
  • Gustavus Ober, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Charles Ober, aged 33, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • Georges Ober, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ober (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ober (post 1700)



  • Margarethe Arndt- Ober (1885-1971), American opera singer
  • Josiah Ober, American historian and classical political theorist
  • Frederick Albion Ober (1849-1913), American naturalist and writer

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Ober Family Crest Products


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Ober Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Ober Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ober 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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