Kohlmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the proud surname Kohlmann 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 Kohlmann 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 Kohlmann 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.

Early Origins of the Kohlmann family

The surname Kohlmann 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."

Early History of the Kohlmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kohlmann research. Another 354 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1594, 1598, 1777, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Kohlmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kohlmann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kohlmann family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kohlmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Kohlmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kohlmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Valentin Kohlmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Kohlmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Kohlmann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Carl Kohlmann, aged 29, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Auguste Kohlmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • C J W Kohlmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • J F C Kohlmann, who landed in Desterro, Brazil in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kohlmann (post 1700) +

  • Clarence R. Kohlmann (1891-1944), American keyboardist and composer
  • Evan F. Kohlmann (b. 1979), American terrorism consultant
  • Janine Kohlmann (b. 1990), German gold medalist modern pentathlete at he 2012 World Championships
  • Anthony Kohlmann (1771-1836), German Jesuit
  • Fabienne Kohlmann (b. 1989), German track and field athlete
  • Michael Kohlmann (b. 1974), German professional tennis player from Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Patricia Kohlmann (b. 1968), Mexican female freestyle and medley swimmer at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Patrick Kohlmann (b. 1983), German-born, Irish football player

  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)

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