Kolb Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kolbe in various meanings. The main sense is ‘mace’ or ‘cudgel’, which was both a weapon and part of an official’s insignia, in some cases the insignia of a jester. It may also be a house name: there is also record of a house named ‘zum Kolben’ in Strasbourg. In Silesia the term denoted a shock of hair or a shorn head. Any of these senses could have given rise to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Korb, Kalb, Koll, Kopf, Kolba, Holt, Kolm, Kroll, Kolz, Kolk

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Kolb Family Origin

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Kolb Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Labourer

    17%
  • Telegraph Op

    17%

In 1881, the most common Kolb occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Kolb's were Farmers. Farmer and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kolb. A less common occupation for the Kolb family was Telegraph Op.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Kolb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kolb in 1944 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kolb

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