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The origin of the proud surname Gottlieb 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.

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gottlieb research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1835, 1620 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Gottlieb History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gottlieb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gottlieb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Matthias Gottlieb Gottschalk arrived in Delaware in 1746
  • Geo Gottlieb, who landed in South Carolina in 1749

Gottlieb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Jakob Gottlieb, who landed in North America in 1848
  • Philipp Ludwig Gottlieb, who arrived in North America in 1848
  • Emilie Gottlieb, who arrived in America in 1851
  • Karl Gottlieb Seedorf, who arrived in America in 1856
  • Gottlieb Gottlieb, who landed in North America in 1856


Gottlieb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Max Gottlieb, who landed in Arkansas in 1904

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  • Bob Gottlieb (1940-2014), American basketball coach for the NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1975-1980)
  • George S. Gottlieb, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1986, 1988; Candidate for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • Edward P. Gottlieb, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 6th District, 1934, 1935
  • Benjamin Gottlieb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Arthur Gottlieb, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Gerald Herbert Gottlieb (1918-1999), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 28th District, 1964
  • Jeffrey Gottlieb, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1998
  • Ken Gottlieb, American politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 101st District, 1999
  • Max Gottlieb, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1933
  • Mike Gottlieb, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 29th District, 1998

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  1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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The Gottlieb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gottlieb 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.

This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 10:55.

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