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Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Obrey 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 Obrey 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.

Obrey Early Origins



The surname Obrey 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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Obrey Spelling Variations


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Obrey 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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Obrey Early History


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Obrey Early History



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

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Obrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Obrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Obrey 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 or some of its variants were: Catherine Aubry settled in Louisiana in 1719; André Aubry settled in Virginia in 1714; S. Aubry settled in Baltimore in 1820; André Aubry is recorded in a marriage contract in the year of 1780.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Obrey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Obrey 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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