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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  • Metro Police Constable

    50%
  • Police Constable

    50%

In 1881, Metro Police Constable and Police Constable were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ober. The most common Ober occupation in the UK was Metro Police Constable. 50% of Ober's were Metro Police Constables.

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ober

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