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The surname Kirchberg was first found in Austria, where the name Kirchberg became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kirchberg, Kirchberger, Kirchburg, Kirchenberg, Kirchenberger, Kirchbaur, Kirchbauer, Kirchbach and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirchberg research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1720 and 1778 are included under the topic Early Kirchberg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirchberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Robert Kirchberg, who arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1851
  • Amalie Auguste Kirchberg, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1856

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  • Edward W. Kirchberg, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 49th District, 1974


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  2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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