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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Korb Family Origin

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Korb Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Tailor

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Korb family was Tailor. The most common Korb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Korb's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Korb.

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Between 1948 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Korb

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