Kerber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Kerber family

The surname Kerber 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.

Early History of the Kerber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerber research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1792, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Kerber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kerber Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kerber family (pre 1700)

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


United States Kerber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kerber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eva Kerber, who arrived in Maryland in 1733 [1]
  • Anna E Kerber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]
  • Georg Michael Kerber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Michael Kerber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Simon Kerber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kerber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John C Kerber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Frederick Kerber, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1841 [1]
  • Adam Kerber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Elisab Kerber, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Peter Kerber, who landed in America in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kerber (post 1700) +

  • Robert Kerber (1913-1991), American Olympic swimmer at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Linda K. Kerber, American historian
  • Randy Kerber (b. 1958), American composer, orchestrator and keyboard player
  • Paul Kerber, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Treasurer, 1944; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1948 [2]
  • Isadore Kerber, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 4th District, 1908 [2]
  • Elizabeth Kerber, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924 [2]
  • August Kerber, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1948 [2]
  • Adriana Kerber, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948 [2]
  • Angelique Kerber (b. 1988), professional German tennis player


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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