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The name Karber derives from the Low German word "korb," which meant "basket." As a surname, Karber was originally occupational, used for a maker or vendor of baskets.

Karber Early Origins



The surname Karber was first found in Bavaria, 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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Karber Spelling Variations


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Karber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Korb, Korrb, Korbb, Korbe, Korrbe, Korbbe, Korbes, Korbee and many more.

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Karber Early History


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Karber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karber research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1792, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Karber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Karber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Karber Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Karber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Karber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Michael Karber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Karber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leonard Karber, who arrived in Mississippi in 1841
  • Maria Karber, aged 16, landed in America in 1854
  • Charles Karber, who arrived in Ohio in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Karber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Karber (post 1700)



  • James Winfield Karber (b. 1914), American Democrat politician, Gallatin County State's Attorney, 1936-40; Member of Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, 1941-44; Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1946-48

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Karber Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Karber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 13:22.

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