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The German surname Leibowitz 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 Leibowitz 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 Leibowitz 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.

Leibowitz Early Origins



The surname Leibowitz 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.

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Leibowitz Spelling Variations


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Leibowitz 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.

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Leibowitz Early History


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Leibowitz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leibowitz research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1711, 1716, and 1844 are included under the topic Early Leibowitz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leibowitz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leibowitz Early Notables (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 Leibowitz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Leib, who emigrated to England and/or America in 1709 with his wife and three children. Ulrich Leib and Johannes Leib came to Philadelphia in 1727. Wilhelmine Leib came to Texas in 1850. August Leiberman came to Philadelphia in 1854. Simon Leible came to Philadelphia in 1754.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leibowitz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leibowitz (post 1700)



  • Sidney Leibowitz (b. 1935), original name of Steve Lawrence, American singer and actor, best known as a member of a duo with his wife Eydie Gormé, billed as Steve and Eydie
  • Samuel Simon Leibowitz, American criminal defense attorney
  • René Leibowitz (1913-1972), French composer of Polish-Latvian origin

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Leibowitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leibowitz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2013 at 11:50.

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