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Origins of the Obern surname

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About the Oberns

We have a total number of 719 records for people with the last name Obern.

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Where do most Oberns live?

In 1921, most Oberns lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Oberns

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 619 records for the Obern surname. The oldest one dates back to 1870.

Who were Oberns most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Oberns.

What are the most common Obern first names?

  • John
  • George
  • Mary
  • Sarah

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Common jobs for Oberns

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Oberns in 1921


Domestic Servant General








Common Male occupations for Oberns in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer




Bricklayers Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer


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