Kolb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kolb family

The surname Kolb was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Kolbe became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Kolb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kolb research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1786 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Kolb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kolb Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kolbe, Koelbe, Kolb, Colb, Colbe, Gollbe, Golbe and others.

Early Notables of the Kolb family (pre 1700)

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Kolb Ranking

In the United States, the name Kolb is the 2,940th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Kolb is ranked the 3,147th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [2]


United States Kolb migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kolb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Kolb transhipped from England in 1709, arriving with his wife and three children
  • Conrad Kolb, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [3]
  • Dielman Kolb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [3]
  • Hans Casper Kolb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [3]
  • Leonhart Kolb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kolb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christ Kolb, who arrived in America in 1807 [3]
  • Nicolaus Kolb, who arrived in North America in 1838 [3]
  • Anna Maria Kolb, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [3]
  • Joseph Kolb, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • Johann Kolb, who arrived in New York in 1850 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kolb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Phillip Kolb, who arrived in Arkansas in 1902 [3]

Canada Kolb migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kolb Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Kolb, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Kolb (post 1700) +

  • Edward William "Eddie" Kolb (1880-1949), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Carol Kolb, American comedy writer
  • Michael J. Kolb, American anthropologist
  • Lawrence C. Kolb (1911-2006), American psychiatrist
  • Chris Kolb, American politician from Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Brandon Charles Kolb (b. 1973), former American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Gary Alan Kolb (b. 1940), retired American professional baseball player
  • Jon Kolb (b. 1947), former American offensive lineman
  • David Kolb (b. 1939), well-known American philosopher
  • Barbara Kolb (b. 1939), American composer
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Kolb +

  • The Ancestry & Descendants of John Coward by Kyser Cowart Ptomey.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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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