The prominent surname Oberg originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Oberg is derived from the Old German given name Alberic. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Latin word Albericus.
Early Origins of the Oberg family
The surname Oberg was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France in the eastern part of France where one can trace this distinguished name since very early times.
This surname is generally believed to be derived from Albert, an ancient baptismal name. The closest gallo-germanic form of the name was found in the name of Aubertus which according to MM A. Bernard and A. Bruel is recorded in the "Recueil des chartres de l'abbaye de Cluny" some time during the year 922. This same spelling surfaced again around the year 1136 in the cartulary of Saint Cyprien of Poitiers. It is believed that the original name was "Athalbertus," which was first noted during the end of the 6th century. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
As it is so frequently found during that period, the name keeps on reappearing under different forms and for this particular name we find many variations such as Adalbertus during the 6th century, Aalbertus and Atalbertus during the 10th century.
From its original settlement the family branched to all the different regions of France, and today the name is encountered, in its several variations, depending on the area, in most parts of France.
Early History of the Oberg family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oberg research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1136 is included under the topic Early Oberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Oberg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Aubert, Auber, Aubers, Aubbert, Aubber, Aubbers, Aubère, Aubèrre, Auberg, Obert, Ober, Obers, Obbert, Obber, Obbers, Obère, Obèrre, Oberg, Haubert, Hauber, Haubers, Haubbert, Haubber, Haubbers, Hauberg, Hobert, Hober, Hobers, Hobbert, Hobère, Hobèrre, D'Aubert, D'Auber, D'Aubers, D'Aubbert, D'Aubber, D'Aubbers, D'Aubère, D'Aubèrre, D'Auberg, Aubet, Aubey, Aubay, Aubé, Aubée, Aubbet, Aubbey, Aubbay, Aubbé, Aubbée, Aubère, Aubèrre and many more.
Early Notables of the Oberg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oberg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Oberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A Oberg, aged 30, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Oberg (post 1700)
- James Edward "Jim" Oberg (b. 1944), American space journalist and historian, an expert on the Russian space program
- Kalervo Oberg (1901-1973), Canadian world-renowned anthropologist
- Evan Oberg (b. 1988), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, 2006 World Junior A Challenge gold medalist
- Lyle Knute Oberg (b. 1960), Canadian former politician, MLA for Strathmore-Brooks (1997-2008)
- Lars Thomas Öberg (b. 1958), Swedish figure skater
- Rolf Thomas Öberg (b. 1967), Swedish singer
Oberg Family Crest Products
- ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
- ^ 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)