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The distinguished surname Oberdieck 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.

Oberdieck Early Origins



The surname Oberdieck 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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Oberdieck Spelling Variations


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Oberdieck 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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Oberdieck Early History


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Oberdieck Early History



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

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Oberdieck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oberdieck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oberdieck 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:

Oberdieck Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • C H Oberdieck, who landed in Quebec in 1850

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Oberdieck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oberdieck 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 28 August 2012 at 14:32.

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