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Where did the German Leibe family come from? What is the German Leibe family crest and coat of arms? When did the Leibe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Leibe family history?The German surname Leibe emerged in the lands that form the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval dukedom. In the Middle Ages, many of the Saxon lands were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Leibe family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Leibe was an occupational name for a baker. The root of this distinguished surname is the word laib, which in the Middle Ages referred to a baker.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Leib, Leibe, Leibner, Leiber, Leibnitz, Leipnitz, Leibler, Leible, Leibl, Leiblin, Leibesman, Leiblein, Laib, Laible and many more.
First found in Brunswick, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Chronicles first mention Hans Laybel in Nickolsberg in 1414, and Peter Loeublin of Reutlingen in 1390.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leibe research. Another 214 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1711, 1716, and 1844 are included under the topic Early Leibe History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 64 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leibe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leibe Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Leibe Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Leibe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leibe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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