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The ancient and distinguished surname Kohler 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.

Kohler Early Origins



The surname Kohler 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.

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Kohler Spelling Variations


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Kohler 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.

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Kohler Early History


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Kohler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kohler research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1719, 1602, 1658 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Kohler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kohler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kohler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kohler 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:

Kohler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Georg Kohler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Hans Jacob Kohler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Hans Philip Kohler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Gabriel Kohler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Frederich Kohler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kohler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Kohler, aged 26, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Michael Kohler, who arrived in New York in 1833
  • Levinus Kohler, who arrived in America in 1834
  • Maria Elisabeth Kohler, aged 63, landed in America in 1839
  • Ludwig Kohler, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kohler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Kohler, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906

Kohler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Kohler, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Gehrhard Kohler, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Jacob Kohler, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Johan Kohler, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Martin Kohler, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kohler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kohler (post 1700)



  • Terry Kohler (1934-2016), American businessman, sportsman, philanthropist, and conservationist
  • Walter Jodok Kohler Jr. (1904-1976), American politician, 33rd Governor of Wisconsin
  • Walter Jodok Kohler Sr. (1875-1940), American businessman and politician, president of the Kohler Company (1905 to 1937), 26th Governor of Wisconsin
  • Kaufmann Kohler (1843-1926), German-born American reform rabbi and theologian
  • John Michael Kohler (1844-1900), American industrialist and mayor of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, founder of the Kohler Company in 1873
  • Kevin Kohler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1996
  • Paul Kohler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924
  • Randall C. Kohler, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 21st District, 1961
  • Robert R. Kohler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972
  • W. Fred Kohler Jr., American politician, Mayor of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, 1954-55
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Kohler


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Suggested Readings for the name Kohler



  • The House of von Kohler by Arvid Axel Kohler.

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Kohler Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kohler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kohler 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 23 November 2016 at 17:07.

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