origin of surname KOBER
Could anyone explain me the origin of this surname?
I think it is slave. I am sure it is common in USA.Thanks
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kober
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a derivative of the personal name Jakob or Yakov (see Jacob).
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kober ‘basket’, Middle High German kober, hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker or perhaps a nickname for someone who carried a basket on his back.
German (Köber): habitational name for someone from a place called Köben.
Germanized form of Czech Kovár (see Kovar) ‘blacksmith’ or a cognate in another western Slavic language.
Czech: nickname for a fat man, from kobero ‘pot belly’.
Dictionary of American Family Names
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