Leber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

of uncertain origin; possibly a topographic name from Middle High German le- (genitive le-wes) ‘hill’, or a northern nickname for a brave or healthy man, from Middle Low German le-bar(e) ‘leopard’. Compare Lebert.

Early Origins of the Leber family

The surname Leber was first found in Stuttgart.

Early History of the Leber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leber research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1350 and 1464 are included under the topic Early Leber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leber Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leber, Lebert, Labert and others.


United States Leber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Willem Leber, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Jacob Leber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Adam Leber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774 [1]
Leber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Leber, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Philipp Leber, who landed in North America in 1846 [1]
  • Jak Leber, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Mariane Leber, aged 18, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • N Leber, aged 12, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Leber migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leber Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Leber, who arrived in Montreal in 1657

Contemporary Notables of the name Leber (post 1700) +

  • Ben Leber, American professional football player
  • Frances Leber, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1950 [2]
  • Wilhelm Leber (b. 1947), German mathematician and minister in the New Apostolic Church
  • Wolfgang Leber (b. 1936), German painter, printmaker and draughtsman
  • Georg Leber (b. 1920), German politician, member of the Bundestag
  • Julius Leber (1891-1945), German politician, member of the German Resistance against the Nazi regime
  • Heinz Leber, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 54 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Jean Leber (1939-2020), French violinist, conductor, and teacher who died from COVID-19


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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