The Källner family emerged in the ancient duchy of Swabia, which was in the southwest of Germany
. Before the late Middle Ages, German people were known only by a single name. However, as populations increased and people began to travel more, it became necessary to adopt a second name. Many people, such as the Källner family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation
as their surname. The name Källner is derived from the Middle High German word "kelner," which corresponds to the English occupation of steward. The kelner was the manager of the noble household.
Early Origins of the Källner family
The surname Källner was first found in Swabia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Herman der Kelner (Keller) of Rottweil, Wuerttemberg, in 1314.
Early History of the Källner family
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Källner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Keller, Keler, Kelle, Kellaere, Kellere, Kellner, Kaeller, Kaellner, Kelner, Celler, Cellner, Celer, Celner, Kellern, Cellern and many more.
Early Notables of the Källner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Källner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Källner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Rosa Kallner, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1893
Källner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Adam Kallner, aged 28, who landed in America from Veprod, Hungary, in 1907
- Bettie Kallner, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Esther Kallner, aged 23, who landed in America from Lohden, Russia, in 1916
Contemporary Notables of the name Källner (post 1700)
- Hans Källner (1898-1945), German General during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords