Leible History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German surname Leible 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 Leible 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 Leible 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 Leible family
The surname Leible 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 Leible family
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Leible Spelling Variations
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 Leible 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...
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Leible migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leible Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Simon Leible, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
- Simon Leible, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 
Leible Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Matthew Leible, aged 24, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 
Contemporary Notables of the name Leible (post 1700) +
- Debra Leible, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 29th District, 2008
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)