Oberdorf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Oberdorf 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 Oberdorf family
The surname Oberdorf 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 Oberdorf family
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Oberdorf 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 Oberdorf family (pre 1700)
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Oberdorf migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Oberdorf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Rosina Oberdorf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742 
- Johann Jacob Oberdorf, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 
- Adam Oberdorf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 
- Baltasar Oberdorf, who arrived in America in 1752 
- Barbara Oberdorf, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 
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Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)