The Carbaugh One-Name Study


Welcome to the Carbaugh One-Name Study

This project was started informally in 2013 when three men were found to be very closely related according yDNA tests. Only one could trace his line back to an original immigrant. How the other two were related was a mystery.

The earliest version of the name associated with modern day Carbaugh descendants appears to have been Körbach, although two of the immigrants who arrived from Germany in 1740 signed the Oath of Abjuration as Kirbach. In the following decades, the name was spelled various ways but eventually became either Carbaugh or Kerbaugh in virtually all cases. In 2016, Carbaugh can be found in 48 of the 50 U.S. states.

The immediate goal of this study is to gather information on all related surnames, primarily in the United States and before 1900, in an effort to reconstruct the immigrant families.

Many variants have been found over the course of our research. The top variants being Carbach, Kerbach, Kerbaugh, Kirbach and Körbach.

Although we hope to eventually expand the research to Germany, the bulk of our research has thus far been in the United States. Records include (but are not limited to) the following – Birth/death indexes, Census records, Church records, Land records, Marriage indexes, Military draft registrations & Military service records, Newspapers, Probate records, Tax records, Vital records, DNA

This project is co-managed by cousins, Gloria Carbaugh and Kathy Harmon. We are in the start-up phase of putting years of research into one location. Please bear with us.

If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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