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

Oberle Early Origins



The surname Oberle 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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Oberle Spelling Variations


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Oberle 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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Oberle Early History


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Oberle Early History



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

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Oberle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oberle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Oberle 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:

Oberle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Peter Oberle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Oberle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Con Israel Oberle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Michael Oberle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Susanna Oberle, who landed in America in 1752

Oberle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Oberle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • Charles Oberle, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Pierre Oberle, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • Lorenz Oberle, who landed in New York, NY in 1867
  • Frank Oberle, who arrived in Arkansas in 1896

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberle (post 1700)



  • Eugene William "Gene" Oberle (1929-2010), American farmer and politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1971-1975)
  • Florence Oberle (1869-1943), American stage and silent picture actress
  • Emil Oberle (1889-1955), German footballer at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Jean Oberlé (1900-1961), French painter, member of the French Resistance during World War II, recipient of the Prix Blumenthal in 1934
  • Dave Oberlé (b. 1953), English percussionist and lead vocalist with the 1970s band Gryphon
  • Frank Edward Oberle Jr. (b. 1957), Canadian politician, Solicitor General and Public Security Minister for Alberta (2010-)
  • Frank Oberle Sr. PC (b. 1932), German-born, Canadian businessman and former politician, Minister of State for Science and Technology (1985), Minister of Forestry (1990)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Oberle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oberle 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.

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