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

Early Origins of the Korbel family


The surname Korbel 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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Early History of the Korbel family

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Early History of the Korbel family


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Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1792, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Korbel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Korbel Spelling Variations

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Korbel Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Korbel family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Korbel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Korbel family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Korbel family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Korper, who came to Pennsylvania in 1732; Robert Corpe, who arrived in Bermuda in 1747; Bernhard Koerber, who settled in North America in 1782.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Korbel (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Korbel (post 1700)


  • Anthony Korbel, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Broome County 2nd District, 1934

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