Obry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Obry 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 Obry 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 Obry family

The surname Obry 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.

Early History of the Obry family

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Obry 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 Obry family (pre 1700)

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Obry Ranking

In France, the name Obry is the 5,827th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]


Australia Obry migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Obry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Obry, (Obrey, OBerry, Abrey), British Convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 14 years for bad notes, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel


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