Kober Family History
Kober Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a shortened derivative of the personal name Jakob (see Jacob ). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kober German Kober ‘basket’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker or perhaps a nickname for someone who carried a basket on his back. German (Köber): habitational name for someone from a place called Köben near Breslau (Polish name Wrocław) Silesia (Poland). Germanized form of Czech Kovář (see Kovar ) ‘smith’ or a cognate in another West Slavic language. Czech: nickname from Old Czech kober ‘thin cloak’ or from its dialect homonym meaning ‘basket’ (see 2 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022