The ancient and distinguished surname Kohller 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 Kohller family
The surname Kohller 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 Kohller family
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Kohller 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 Kohller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kohller family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Georg Kohler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733; Nicholaus Koehler, who settled in Missouri in 1849; Lewis
Koehler, who arrived in Indiana in 1852.