Obert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prominent surname Obert originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Obert is derived from the Old German given name Alberic. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Latin word Albericus.

Early Origins of the Obert family

The surname Obert was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France in the eastern part of France where one can trace this distinguished name since very early times.

This surname is generally believed to be derived from Albert, an ancient baptismal name. The closest gallo-germanic form of the name was found in the name of Aubertus which according to MM A. Bernard and A. Bruel is recorded in the "Recueil des chartres de l'abbaye de Cluny" some time during the year 922. This same spelling surfaced again around the year 1136 in the cartulary of Saint Cyprien of Poitiers. It is believed that the original name was "Athalbertus," which was first noted during the end of the 6th century. [1]

As it is so frequently found during that period, the name keeps on reappearing under different forms and for this particular name we find many variations such as Adalbertus during the 6th century, Aalbertus and Atalbertus during the 10th century.

From its original settlement the family branched to all the different regions of France, and today the name is encountered, in its several variations, depending on the area, in most parts of France.

Early History of the Obert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obert research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1136 is included under the topic Early Obert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Obert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Aubert, Auber, Aubers, Aubbert, Aubber, Aubbers, Aubère, Aubèrre, Auberg, Obert, Ober, Obers, Obbert, Obber, Obbers, Obère, Obèrre, Oberg, Haubert, Hauber, Haubers, Haubbert, Haubber, Haubbers, Hauberg, Hobert, Hober, Hobers, Hobbert, Hobère, Hobèrre, D'Aubert, D'Auber, D'Aubers, D'Aubbert, D'Aubber, D'Aubbers, D'Aubère, D'Aubèrre, D'Auberg, Aubet, Aubey, Aubay, Aubé, Aubée, Aubbet, Aubbey, Aubbay, Aubbé, Aubbée, Aubère, Aubèrre and many more.

Early Notables of the Obert family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Charles Aubert de La Chesnaye (1632-1702), a French businessman, the richest financier and businessman in New France, member of the Sovereign Council of New France; and Noel Aubert de Versé (c. 1642-1714), a French advocate of religious toleration. Jacques Aubert was an eminent French violinist and composer, born towards the end of the 17th century. He was violinist in the royal band, the orchestra of the Opera, and the Concerts Spirituels. In 1748 he was nominated leader of the band and director...
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Obert Ranking

In France, the name Obert is the 3,722nd most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [2]

United States Obert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Obert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Bartram Obert, who arrived in Maryland in 1646 [3]
Obert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Obert, who arrived in New Jersey in 1770 [3]
  • Peter Obert, who landed in New Jersey in 1770 [3]
Obert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Obert, aged 27, who landed in Missouri in 1844 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Obert (post 1700) +

  • Alex Obert (b. 1991), American silver medalist water polo player at the 2016 FINA World League
  • 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 [4]
  • Michael Obert (b. 1966), award-winning German book author and journalist
  • Jozef Obert (b. 1938), nicknamed Joschi, Slovak former football striker and later coach of the Czechoslovakia National team in 1958
  • Igor Obert (b. 1982), Slovak football defender
  • Jozef Obert (b. 1938), Czechoslovakia former football striker and later coach
  • Viscount Alain Obert de Thieusies, Great Officer of the Crown, Great Cross of the Order of Léopold II, Commander of the Legion of Honour, Doctor of Law, Belgium

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Marc Obert. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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