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The distinguished surname Oberndorf is German in origin. It is derived from "Oberndorf," the name of several places found in Thürgau, Hessen, and Bavaria, and is made up of two elements: "ober," meaning "up, on top," and "dorf," meaning "village." It is likely that the name was originally borne by someone who hailed from one of the places known as Oberndorf, or, alternatively, by someone who lived at the top of a village.

Early Origins of the Oberndorf family


The surname Oberndorf was first found in Hesse-Nassau, now Wiesbaden, until 1866 a sovereign duchy, is now part of Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Early History of the Oberndorf family

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Early History of the Oberndorf family


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Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1574, 1621, 1776, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Oberndorf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oberndorf Spelling Variations

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Oberndorf Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Oberndorfer, Obendorfer, Oberdorfer, Obendorf, Obendorff, Oberdorf, Oberdorff, Oberdorf, Oberdoerff, Oberndorf, Oberndorff, Oberndorfer and many more.

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Early Notables of the Oberndorf family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Oberndorf family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oberndorf family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Oberndorf family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oberndorf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Oberndorf, who arrived in New York from Bremen in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberndorf (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberndorf (post 1700)


  • Meyera E. Oberndorf (1941-1988), American politician, 23rd Mayor of Virginia Beach, Virginia (1988-2009)

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