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The distinguished surname Oberdorff 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.

Oberdorff Early Origins



The surname Oberdorff 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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Oberdorff Spelling Variations


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Oberdorff 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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Oberdorff Early History


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Oberdorff Early History



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

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Oberdorff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oberdorff Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Oberdorff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Oberdorff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Joh Simon Oberdorff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Kasper Oberdorff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Jacob Oberdorff, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Jurg Oberdorff, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Oberdorff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oberdorff 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 16 August 2015 at 16:05.

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