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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from Middle High German uober ‘active’, ‘busy’, ‘enterprising’ (from Middle High German uoben ‘to be busy’), hence a nickname for an active or adventurous person.
  • German : from the Germanic personal name Audoberht, composed of the elements od ‘property’, ‘possession’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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