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Ober Family History

Ober Name Meaning
English: unexplained.South German: topographic name for someone who lived at the upper end of a village on a hill, from Middle High German ober, obar ‘above’. In other cases, it may have denoted someone who lived on an upper floor of a building with two or more floors.North German: topographic for someone who lived on the bank of a river or stream name, standardized from Middle Low German over ‘river bank’.Possibly a shortened form of any of various German compound names formed with Ober- (see entries below).Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Ober ‘senior’, ‘chief’. In some cases it can denote a rabbi; in others it is ornamental.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Ober Families

  • Number of Ober families
     79 - 155
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ober families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ober last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ober Family Origin

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Ober Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ober

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Ober Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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