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Where did the German Korbe family come from? What is the German Korbe family crest and coat of arms? When did the Korbe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Korbe family history?

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

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

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

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More information is included under the topic Early Korbe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Korbe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Johannes Korbe, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • Andreas Korbe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878
  • Andrew Korbe, who landed in Kansas in 1878

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  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Korbe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Korbe 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.

This page was last modified on 15 March 2015 at 18:50.

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