Show ContentsGotlieb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the proud surname Gotlieb can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslovakia. German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves.

Early Origins of the Gotlieb family

The surname Gotlieb was first found in Bohemia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Gotlieb family

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Gotlieb Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gottlieb, Godlieb, Gottlieber, Gotlieb, Gotlieber, Godlieber, Gotleeb and many more.

Early Notables of the Gotlieb family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gotlieb family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Gottlib, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1786; as well as Joseph Gottlib in 1856. Isaac Gottlieb arrived in Philadelphia in 1868.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gotlieb (post 1700) +

  • Bernard Gotlieb (b. 1893), American politician, U.S. Consul in Teheran, 1921-24; Halifax, 1924-26; Singapore, 1926-28; Wellington, 1928-33; Messina, 1933-34; Trieste, 1934-37; Nuevo Laredo, 1940-42; Santiago de Cuba, 1942-43 [1]
  • Allan Ezra Gotlieb CC OM (1928-2020), Canadian public servant and author, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (1981-1989)
  • Sondra Gotlieb (b. 1936), Canadian journalist and novelist
  • Phyllis Gotlieb (b. 1926), Canadian author & poet
  • Marcel Gotlieb (b. 1934), French cartoonist
  • Calvin Gotlieb CM, FRSC (b. 1921), Canadian professor and computer scientist

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook