The German surname Leibert emerged in the lands that form the modern state of Lower Saxony
, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony
was previously a medieval dukedom. In the Middle Ages, many of the Saxon lands were a part of the Holy Roman Empire
, which was characterized by the Feudal
System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Leibert family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational
name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Leibert was an occupational name for a baker. The root of this distinguished surname is the word laib, which in the Middle Ages referred to a baker.
Early Origins of the Leibert family
The surname Leibert was first found in Brunswick, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. Chronicles first mention Hans Laybel in Nickolsberg in 1414, and Peter Loeublin of Reutlingen in 1390.
Early History of the Leibert family
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Leibert Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Leib, Leibe, Leibner, Leiber, Leibnitz, Leipnitz, Leibler, Leible, Leibl, Leiblin, Leibesman, Leiblein, Laib, Laible and many more.
Early Notables of the Leibert family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time included Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716), a philosopher, mathematician, and polymath, who entered the service of the Electoral Archbishop of Mainz. He was one of the most important thinkers... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leibert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Leibert family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leibert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Philip Leibert, who arrived in Ohio in 1798 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Leibert (post 1700)
- Mrs. Fred Leibert, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1952
- Ellen M. Leibert (1840-1897), American wife of Stephen William White (1840-1914), secretary of the Northern Central Railway and translator of Jules Verne's novels
- Michael Leibert, American founding artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California
- James Leibert, American business author, known for his quotation "if we want to understand our customers, we're going to have to understand them extremely well" in his book Smart Business
- Richard Leibert, American organist, best known for his work on the daytime radio drama Big Sister
- Ulises Hilarión Heureaux Leibert (1845-1899), 22nd, 26th and 27th President of the Dominican Republic