Leibold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Leibold 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 Leibold 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 Leibold 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 Leibold family

The surname Leibold 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 Leibold family

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Leibold 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 Leibold 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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United States Leibold migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leibold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Cathar Leibold, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Johann Georg Leibold, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Nicolaus Leibold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Jos Leibold, who arrived in America in 1844-1845 [1]
  • Fred Ernst Leibold, who arrived in Texas in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Leibold (post 1700) +

  • Paul Francis Leibold (1914-1972), American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Evansville (1966-1969) and Archbishop of Cincinnati (1969-1972)
  • Harry Loran "Nemo" Leibold (1892-1977), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1913 to 1925
  • Friedrich Ernst Leibold (1804-1864), German gardener and botanical collector
  • Tim Leibold (b. 1993), German footballer

  1. ^ 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)

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