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 Obray is derived from the Old German given name "Alberic". The name was originally derived from the Latin word "Albericus", which is composed of the Anglicized elements elf and king.
Early Origins of the Obray family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Obray family
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Obray Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Aubry, Aubrie, Aubri, Aubbry, Alfaric, Alfarique, Aulbry, Aubree, Albry, Allbry, Allbrie, Aubbrie, Aubbri, d'Aubry, d'Aubrie, d'Aubri, Daubri, Daubrie, Daubry, Aubrit, Aubbrit, Aubris, Aubbris, d'Aubrit, d'Aubbrit, d'Aubris, d'Aubbris, Daubbri, Daubbrit, Daubbris, Daubris, Daubrie, Auby, Aubi, Aubit, d'Auby and many more.
Early Notables of the Obray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Obray family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Obray Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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