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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 [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)
  • 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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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. 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.

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