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
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)
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Migration of the Leible family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leible Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Leible Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Leible (post 1700)
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