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

Oberlin Early Origins



The surname Oberlin 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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Oberlin Spelling Variations


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Oberlin 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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Oberlin Early History


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Oberlin Early History



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

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Oberlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oberlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Oberlin 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:

Oberlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Adam Oberlin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Martin Oberlin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Israel Oberlin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • John Francis Oberlin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1768

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberlin (post 1700)



  • Russell Keys Oberlin (1928-2016), American countertenor, founding member of the New York Pro Musica Antiqua ensemble
  • Loriann Hoff Oberlin (b. 1961), American writer and mental health counselor
  • Jérémie Jacques Oberlin (1735-1806), German philologist and archaeologist, brother of Jean Frédéric Oberlin
  • Jean Frédéric Oberlin (1740-1826), German pastor and philanthropist, founder and eponym of Oberlin College, Ohio

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Oberlin Historic Events


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Oberlin Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Elise Oberlin, Swiss 1st Class Passenger, Maid to the Stephens's family residing in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Oberlin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Oberlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oberlin 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 29 November 2016 at 12:22.

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