Kellenberger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kellenberger surname is thought to have been a habitational name, taken on from the place named Kellenberg, in Rhineland.

Early Origins of the Kellenberger family

The surname Kellenberger was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Kellenberger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Early History of the Kellenberger family

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Kellenberger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kellenbergm Kellenberger and others.

Early Notables of the Kellenberger family (pre 1700)

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United States Kellenberger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kellenberger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Kellenberger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1836
  • Charles Kellenberger, who settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1867
  • Barbara Kellenberger, who settled in Illinois in 1896
Kellenberger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • August Kellenberger, who settled in Illinois sometime between 1888 and 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Kellenberger (post 1700) +

  • Emil Kellenberger (1864-1943), Swiss sports shooter, who won two gold medals and a silver in Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris [1]
  • Jakob Kellenberger (b. 1944), Swiss diplomat and the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)


  1. ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Emil Kellenberger. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=58666


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