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The origins of the proud surname Koelsch can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. In the Middle Ages, Bohemia was a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Koelsch family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The Koelsch name derives from the Old German word "cholo," which meant "cabbage;" the surname was an occupational name for a person who grew or sold cabbages.

Koelsch Early Origins



The surname Koelsch was first found in Bohemia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. The literal meaning of this name is "cabbage" and thus "cabbage farmer," and is to be differentiated from the name Kohler or Koehler, which means "coal miner."

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Koelsch Spelling Variations


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Koelsch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kohl, Kohle, Koehl (Swabia), Koel, Kol, Koehll, Koehle, Khole and many more.

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Koelsch Early History


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Koelsch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koelsch research. Another 435 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1594, 1598, 1777, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Koelsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Koelsch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koelsch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koelsch 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:

Koelsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eva Koelsch, who landed in New York in 1709-1710

Koelsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean Nicolas Koelsch, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • John N Koelsch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • J. Koelsch, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Frederick Koelsch, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Louis Koelsch, aged 59, who settled in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koelsch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Koelsch, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Mrs. C. A. Koelsch, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1907
  • William Koelsch, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Wilma Koelsch, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Henry A. Koelsch, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koelsch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koelsch (post 1700)



  • William P. Koelsch, American politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988; Tisch Independent Citizens Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992
  • R. S. Roberto Koelsch, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for justice of Texas State Supreme Court, 2012
  • Louis Koelsch, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Vernon, 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908
  • Charles F. Koelsch, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1916

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. 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).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Koelsch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koelsch 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 9 November 2015 at 11:54.

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