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The distinguished surname Oberndorfer 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.

Oberndorfer Early Origins



The surname Oberndorfer 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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Oberndorfer Spelling Variations


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Oberndorfer 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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Oberndorfer Early History


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Oberndorfer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oberndorfer research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1574, 1621, 1776, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Oberndorfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oberndorfer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oberndorfer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oberndorfer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rosina Oberndorff, who was married in Pennsylvania in 1743; Johann Oberndorffer, who settled in Cayenne in 1763; Georg Oberndoerfer, a German mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Isaac Oberndoerfer, who was naturalized in Scott County, Iowa in 1860.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberndorfer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oberndorfer (post 1700)



  • Siegfried Oberndorfer (1876-1944), German physician and pathologist, he introduced the medical term carcinoid in 1907

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Oberndorfer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oberndorfer 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 9 April 2014 at 09:23.

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