The first family to use the name Liber lived in that part northern and central Europe known today as
. It was used as a
for a person known as "flatterer" or "smooth talker" as it is in the case of Rudolph qui dicitur (so-named) Lieber who lived in the 13th century, or it could mean "one of pleasant disposition," as in Bernhard Lieb of Wuerttemberg in 1290.
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The literal meaning of the name in its mediaeval context could either be "flatterer" or "smooth talker" as it is in the case of one Rudolph qui dicitur ("so-named") Lieber who lived in the 13th century, or it could mean "one of pleasant disposition," as in Bernhard Lieb of Wuerttemberg in 1290. The name became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries. They were always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
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Notables of the period with the surname Liber were Christian Siegmund Liebe (1654-1708), a German composer from Freiberg, Saxony; and Francis Lieber (1800-1872), who was a German-American publicist, born in Berlin. He fought at Waterloo in 1815... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Liber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.