The Obie surname was created from the medieval personal names Oppy, or Obby, which were turn short forms of personal names such as Osborn, Osbert, and Osbald.
Early Origins of the Obie family
The surname Obie was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Penhargard. Cornwall
was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany
than to England
. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon
Early History of the Obie family
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Obie Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Opie, Opey, Opye, Oppie, Oppye, Oppey, Upey, Uppie and many more.
Early Notables of the Obie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Obie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Obie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- George Obie, aged 24, who arrived in Maryland in 1683 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Obie (post 1700)
- Obie Burnett "O.B." McClinton (1940-1987), African American country music singer and songwriter
- Obie Trice (b. 1977), American rapper and songwriter
- Obie Patterson, American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates District 26
- Obie Greenleaf, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Obie Pinckney Jr., American politician, Mayor of Glenarden, Maryland, 2001-03 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html