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Multiple Origins for the Surname Leber


German


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.

Leber Early Origins



The surname Leber was first found in Stuttgart.

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Leber Spelling Variations


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Leber Spelling Variations



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

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Leber Early History


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Leber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leber research. Another 73 words (5 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Jacob Leber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Adam Leber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774

Leber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Leber, who arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Philipp Leber, who landed in North America in 1846
  • Jak Leber, who landed in America in 1853
  • Mariane Leber, aged 18, landed in America in 1854
  • N Leber, aged 12, arrived in America in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leber Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Leber, who arrived in Montreal in 1657

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leber (post 1700)



  • Frances Leber, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1950
  • Ben Leber, American professional football player
  • 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

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Leber Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Leber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leber 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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