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The ancient and distinguished surname Koehler is of German origin. The name is derived from the Alemmanic word "Kohler," meaning "charcoal burner," and was most likely originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.

Koehler Early Origins



The surname Koehler was first found in Saxony, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of what would become the German nation.

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Koehler Spelling Variations


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Koehler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kohler, Koehler, Koler, Kolar, Koller, Kollar, Koeler, Koelar, Koelle, Koeller, Koellar, Koellner, Koelner, Coler, Cohler, Coeler and many more.

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Koehler Early History


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Koehler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koehler research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1719, 1602, 1658 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Koehler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Koehler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koehler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koehler 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:

Koehler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Philip Koehler, aged 21, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Johs Koehler, who arrived in America in 1750-1753
  • Henrich Wilhelm Koehler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johann Koehler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Albright Koehler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koehler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwick Koehler, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Herman A Koehler, who landed in Maryland in 1838
  • Conrad Koehler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Nicholaus Koehler, who settled in Missouri in 1849
  • Heinrich Koehler, who landed in Missouri in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koehler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julius Koehler, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Koehler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Koehler, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Regina Koehler, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Isaac Koehler, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koehler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koehler (post 1700)



  • Thomas R. "Tom" Koehler (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball player
  • Judy Koehler, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1986
  • John P. Koehler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944, 1948
  • John C. Koehler, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 24th District, 1994
  • Herman L. Koehler (b. 1849), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1913-16; Member of Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1917-18
  • Fred T. Koehler, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Windsor Locks, Connecticut, 1925-33
  • Fred Koehler, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1936; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 41st District, 1936
  • Francis C. Koehler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1926
  • Bert A. Koehler, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1945; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948, 1960
  • Margaret Koehler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Koehler


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Suggested Readings for the name Koehler



  • Keen, Koehler, Kuntzi by Ray A. Keen.

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Koehler 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. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    11. ...

    The Koehler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koehler 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 26 October 2016 at 18:35.

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