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Korb Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German korb, German Korb ‘basket’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker or for a peddler who carried his wares around in a basket. In Bavaria it also denoted the occupant of a laborer’s cottage built with wattle (i.e. interwoven twigs) and daub.

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


Similar surnames: Korn, Korf, Korba, Kor, Kort, Kolb, Kotz, Korab, Kalb, Garb

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Where is the Korb family from?

You can see how Korb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Korb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Korb families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Korb families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Korb's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Korb families in 1840.
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What did your Korb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Korb. 21% of Korb men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Korb women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Korb were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Korb. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Korb. For the veterans among your Korb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Korb lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Korb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Korb in 1948 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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