Korb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Korb family
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.
Early History of the Korb family
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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.
Early Notables of the Korb family (pre 1700)
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Korb migration to the United States +
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 
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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
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)