in 1066 A.D.
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Leberd occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Libberton, Liberton, Lyberton, Lybberton, Libbertoun, Libertoun, Lybertoun, Lybbertoun, Lebirton and many more.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Leberd, or a spelling variation of the surname include: D. Libberton who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1796.