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Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Obray is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. 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 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.

Obray Early Origins



The surname Obray was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Obray Spelling Variations


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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.

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Obray Early History


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Obray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Obray research. Another 545 words (39 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Obray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Obray Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obray Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Obray Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Obray, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

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Obray Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Obray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obray 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 5 September 2013 at 11:47.

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