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

Korver Early Origins



The surname Korver was first found in Westphalia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henricus Corf, a knight who was raised into the noble class of Westphalia in 1241.

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Korver Spelling Variations


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Korver Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Korff, Korf, Corff, Corf, Koerff, Koerf, Coerff, Coerf, Kerf, Kerff, Cerf, Cerff, Korfer, Korffer, Koerffer, Koerfer, Korver, Koever, Coever and many more.

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Korver Early History


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Korver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Korver research. Another 647 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1692, 1815, 1380, 1483, 1578, 1740, 1697, 1766, 1734 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Korver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Korver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Korver Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Korver 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:

Korver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerrit Korver, who arrived in Iowa in 1856
  • Geert je Korver, who arrived in Iowa in 1856
  • Gerrit Korver, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • Simon Korver, who arrived in Iowa in 1856
  • Stijnt je Korver, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Korver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Korver (post 1700)



  • Kyle Elliot Korver (b. 1981), American professional (NBA) basketball player

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Korver Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. 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. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Korver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Korver 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 4 September 2013 at 08:01.

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