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Where did the German Kirchberg family come from? What is the German Kirchberg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kirchberg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kirchberg family history?


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

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.


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.


More information is included under the topic Early Kirchberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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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The Kirchberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirchberg 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.

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