Koerber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Koerber derives from the Low German word "korb," which meant "basket." As a surname, Koerber was originally occupational, used for a maker or vendor of baskets.

Early Origins of the Koerber family

The surname Koerber was first found in Bavaria, where the name Korb was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Koerber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koerber research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1792, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Koerber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Koerber Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Korb, Korrb, Korbb, Korbe, Korrbe, Korbbe, Korbes, Korbee and many more.

Early Notables of the Koerber family (pre 1700)

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United States Koerber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koerber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann David Koerber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Johannes Koerber, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Bernhard Koerber, who settled in North America in 1782
Koerber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Auguste Koerber, who settled in New York, NY in 1853
  • Christian Koerber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863 [1]
  • Charles Koerber, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]
  • Otto Koerber, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Koerber (post 1700) +

  • 'Click' Koerber, American creator and patent holder of Clix, a brand of malt liquor made by the Grand Valley Brewing Company in 1937
  • Leila Marie Koerber (1868-1934), birth name of Marie Dressler, a Canadian-born, American Academy Award winning stage and screen actress, perhaps best known for her roles with Charlie Chaplin
  • Celement Koerber Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2012 [2]
  • Barbara Ann Jackson Koerber (b. 1929), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 17th District, 1970 [2]
  • Eberhard "Ebbo" von Koerber (1938-2017), German businessman, Member of the Board of Management of BMW (1984–1986), Chariman of World Organization of the Scout Movement (2003–2006) and Co-President of Club of Rome (2007–2012)
  • Hilde Koerber (1906-1969), German film actress
  • Kurt A. Koerber (1909-1992), German founder and businessman
  • Ernest von Koerber (1850-1919), Austrian politician, 18th Minister-President of Cisleithania (1900-1904)

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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