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

The ancient and distinguished surname Koelar 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.

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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.

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

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Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koelar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Georg Kohler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733; Nicholaus Koehler, who settled in Missouri in 1849; Lewis Koehler, who arrived in Indiana in 1852.

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