Kolar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished surname Kolar 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 Kolar family

The surname Kolar 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 Kolar family

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Kolar 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.

Early Notables of the Kolar family (pre 1700)

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Kolar Ranking

In the United States, the name Kolar is the 11,511st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Kolar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kolar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frank Kolar, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • Frankiffk Kolar, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • John Kolar, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • Jon Kolar, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
Kolar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Josef Kolar, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1911 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kolar (post 1700) +

  • Otto J. Kolar (1911-1995), American professional basketball player
  • Mary Masters Kolar (b. 1958), née Masters, an American retired military officer and politician, Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Eddie Kolar (1909-1988), American professional basketball player
  • Charlie Kolar (b. 1999), American football tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (2022-)
  • Rob Kolar, American singer-songwriter, producer, composer and actor, son of film producer Evzen Kolar
  • Steven J. Kolar, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 1st District, 1956 [3]
  • Matthew Kolar, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 144th District, 2006 [3]
  • Markus Kolar (b. 1984), Austrian handball player
  • Marko Kolar (b. 1995), Croatian footballer
  • Katarina Kolar (b. 1989), Croatian footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


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


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