Koelling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished surname Koelling 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.

Early Origins of the Koelling family

The surname Koelling 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.

Early History of the Koelling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koelling research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1719, 1602, 1658, 1719 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Koelling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Koelling 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.

Early Notables of the Koelling family (pre 1700)

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United States Koelling migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koelling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Koelling, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1793 [1]
Koelling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A. Koelling, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Dora Koelling, aged 10, who immigrated to America, in 1894
  • Etta Koelling, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1894
  • George Koelling, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Lena Koelling, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1894
Koelling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs Karl Koelling, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. George Koelling, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Wilhelm Koelling, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Menninghuessen, Germany, in 1923


  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)


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