The name Koever derives from the Low German word "korb," which meant "basket." As a surname, Koever was originally occupational
, used for a maker or vendor of baskets.
Early Origins of the Koever family
The surname Koever was first found in Westphalia
, 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. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henricus Corf, a knight who was raised into the noble class of Westphalia
Early History of the Koever family
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Koever Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Korff, Korf, Corff, Corf, Koerff, Koerf, Coerff, Coerf, Kerf, Kerff, Cerf, Cerff, Korfer, Korffer, Koerffer, Koerfer, Korver, Koever, Coever and many more.
Early Notables of the Koever family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Koever family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Koever Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frederick Koever, who arrived in Maryland in 1833 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)