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Obert is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Hubert. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Obert Early Origins



The surname Obert was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Obert Spelling Variations


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Obert Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Obert have been found, including Hobart, Habart, Habbard, Hobert and others.

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Obert Early History


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Obert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obert research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1611, 1560, 1625, 1560, 1625, 1593, 1647, 1621, 1624, 1625, 1626, 1628, 1683, 1667, 1654, 1656, 1657, 1698, 1695, 1756, 1746 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Obert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Obert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Obert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir James Hobart of Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, Attorney General during the reign of King Henry VII; Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet SL ( c. 1560-1625), of Blickling Hall, an English judge and politician; Sir John Hobart, 2nd Baronet (1593-1647), an English politician, Member of...

Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Obert In Ireland


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Obert In Ireland



Some of the Obert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Obert, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Obert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bartram Obert, who arrived in Maryland in 1646

Obert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Obert, who arrived in New Jersey in 1770
  • Peter Obert, who landed in New Jersey in 1770

Obert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Obert, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Obert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Obert (post 1700)



  • Oscar Obert (b. 1931), American one, three, and four wall National Handball Champion
  • Marc Antoine Marie Obert, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jozef Obert (b. 1938), Czechoslovakia former football striker and later coach
  • Paul Michael Obert, Physician, Oklahoma City

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Auctor pretiosa facit
Motto Translation: The Giver makes them valuable.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Obert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obert 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 16 June 2015 at 09:54.

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