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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


Similar surnames: Over, Eber, Kober, Hober, Oder, Tober, Lober, Obee, Uber, Bober

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Ober Family Origin

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Ober Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Ober occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Ober's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

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Ober Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ober. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ober census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ober. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ober. For the veterans among your Ober ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ober Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ober life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ober in 1944 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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Famous Ober Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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