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

Obermayer Early Origins



The surname Obermayer 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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Obermayer Spelling Variations


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Obermayer 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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Obermayer Early History


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Obermayer Early History



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

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Obermayer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Obermayer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Obermayer 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:

Obermayer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Kaspar Obermayer, who landed in Illinois in 1846
  • Theresia Obermayer, who settled in America, in 1892

Obermayer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Obermayer, aged 18, who landed in America from Germany, in 1904
  • Maria Obermayer, aged 14, who landed in America from Bakonjbel, Hungary, in 1906
  • Halburga Obermayer, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Schwaben, Germany, in 1907
  • Agnes Obermayer, aged 31, who emigrated to America from Terchsoldsdorf, Austria, in 1908
  • Charles J. Obermayer, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Obermayer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Obermayer (post 1700)



  • Herman J. Obermayer (1924-2016), American journalist, publisher and politician
  • Arthur S. Obermayer (1931-2016), American entrepreneur and philanthropist, co-founder of Partners for Progressive Israel and the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards
  • Erich Obermayer (b. 1953), former Austrian football player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Obermayer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obermayer 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 2 June 2016 at 14:49.

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