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

What did your Korb ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Book and Pressing were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Korb. 17% of Korb men worked as a Book and 20% of Korb women worked as a Pressing. Some less common occupations for Americans named Korb were Labourer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Book
  • Farmer
  • Foreman
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Pressing
  • Silk Maker
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher

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

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 Canada, 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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