The name Korpe derives from the Low German word "korb," which meant "basket." As a surname, Korpe was originally
, used for a maker or vendor of baskets.
, where the name Korb was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
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of this family name include: Korb, Korrb, Korbb, Korbe, Korrbe, Korbbe, Korbes, Korbee and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Korper, who came to Pennsylvania in 1732; Robert Corpe, who arrived in Bermuda in 1747; Bernhard Koerber, who settled in North America in 1782.