The surname Kobe was first found in Nuremberg, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Important Dates for the Kobe family
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Kobe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kobbes, Kobes, Kobes, Kobbe, Kobs, Kob, Kobus and others.
Early Notables of the Kobe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kobe family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dorethea Kobbe, who was recorded as being in Texas in the years 1840-1850; Lambert Heinreich Kobbe, who arrived in America with his wife Fenne Adelheid Koster and two children.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kobe (post 1700)
Kobe Bryant (b. 1978), American professional basketball player