Koellner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished surname Koellner 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 Koellner family

The surname Koellner 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 Koellner family

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

Koellner 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 Koellner family (pre 1700)

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United States Koellner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koellner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Koellner, aged 23, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Michael Koellner, aged 25, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Koellner (post 1700) +

  • Laurette T. Koellner, American business executive, former president of Boeing International
  • Peter Koellner, American Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University
  • Kapitanleutnant Erich Koellner (1884-1918), German commander of minesweeper M95 killed in World War I, eponym of the Z13 Erich Koellner, a World War II German destroyer

  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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