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The name Korb derives from the Low German word "korb," which meant "basket." As a surname, Korb was originally occupational, used for a maker or vendor of baskets.

Korb Early Origins



The surname Korb was first found in Bavaria, where the name Korb was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Korb Spelling Variations


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Korb Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Korb, Korrb, Korbb, Korbe, Korrbe, Korbbe, Korbes, Korbee and many more.

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Korb Early History


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Korb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Korb research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1792, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Korb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Korb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Korb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Korb 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:

Korb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Korb, who arrived in Clearfield Co. , Pennsylvania in 1841
  • Franz Korb, who arrived in North America in 1841
  • Peter Korb, who landed in North America in 1841
  • Margaretha Bergmann Korb, who arrived in North America in 1846
  • Franz Karl Korb, who landed in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Korb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Korb (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Korb (b. 1939), American former director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York
  • Arthur Korb (1909-2003), American song writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Korb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Korb 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.

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