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Kolber Family History

Kolber Name Meaning

(also Kölber): from an agent derivative of Middle High German kolbe ‘club’, ‘cudgel’, hence an occupational name for a person who made wooden clubs, later for an armorer. (Kölber): habitational name for someone from Kolben in Württemberg or Cölbe in Hessen.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Koller, Kober, Kelber, Kolter, Kolker, Hober, Korber, Kocher, Kolberg

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Where is the Kolber family from?

You can see how Kolber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kolber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kolber family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kolber's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kolber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kolber. 31% of Kolber men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Kolber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolber were Tailor and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    31%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Tailor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Secretary
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kolber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 846 immigration records available for the last name Kolber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 577 military records available for the last name Kolber. For the veterans among your Kolber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolber lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kolber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kolber in 1950 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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