Korb Family History

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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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Korb Family Origin

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Korb Family Occupations

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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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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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Korb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Korb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Korb Life Expectancy

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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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