Obermann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Obermann family

The surname Obermann 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 Obermann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obermann research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1815 is included under the topic Early Obermann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Obermann 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 Obermann family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Obermann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Obermann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Obermann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Cath Obermann, who settled in Cayenne in 1764
  • Julius Obermann, who arrived in America in 1780 [1]


  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)


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