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.
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In the United States, the name Leber is the 17,690th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Leber is ranked the 5,677th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
^ 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)