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 Occupations

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  • Baker

    50%
  • Editor Newspaper

    50%

In 1881, Baker and Editor Newspaper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kolb. The most common Kolb occupation in the UK was Baker. 50% of Kolb's were Bakers.

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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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