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Oberman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


Early Origins of the Oberman family


The surname Oberman 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.

Early History of the Oberman family


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Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1815 is included under the topic Early Oberman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Oberman Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Oberer, Ober, Obermann, Obererman, Obermans, Oberers, Obere, Oberman, Oberman and many more.

Early Notables of the Oberman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oberman family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oberman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Casper Oberman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]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)

Oberman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H. Oberman, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834

Oberman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carl Oberman, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lake Benton" from Cananova, Cuba [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Q-6WG : 6 December 2014), Carl Oberman, 18 Apr 1919; citing departure port Cananova, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Lake Benton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Chana Hodes Oberman, aged 49, originally from Lublin, Poland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Le Havre, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CG-Y2H : 6 December 2014), Chana Hodes Oberman, 19 Apr 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ruchli Oberman, aged 32, originally from Kielce, Russia, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Manchuria" from Hook of Holland, Rotterdam [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CB-WMS : 6 December 2014), Ruchli Oberman, 21 Mar 1920; citing departure port Hook of Holland, Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Manchuria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Oberman (post 1700)


  • Martin J. Oberman, American politician, alderman of Chicago’s 43rd Ward (1975-1987)
  • Justin Oberman, American politician, Democratic candidate for State Treasurer of Illinois in 2009
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman (b. 1969), English television, theatre and radio actress, best known for her role as Chrissie Watts in the BBC soap opera Eastenders
  • Sheldon Oberman (1949-2004), Canadian children's writer
  • Heiko Oberman (1930-2001), Dutch historian and theologian who specialized in the study of the Reformation
  • Gustavo Andrés Oberman (b. 1985), Argentine footballer
  • Claire Oberman (b. 1956), Dutch-born British and New Zealand-raised actress, known for her roles as the Australian nurse Kate Norris in the TV drama Tenko

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Q-6WG : 6 December 2014), Carl Oberman, 18 Apr 1919; citing departure port Cananova, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Lake Benton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CG-Y2H : 6 December 2014), Chana Hodes Oberman, 19 Apr 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CB-WMS : 6 December 2014), Ruchli Oberman, 21 Mar 1920; citing departure port Hook of Holland, Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Manchuria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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