Lieb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The first family to use the name Lieb lived in that part northern and central Europe known today as Germany. It was used as a nickname 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.
Early Origins of the Lieb family
The surname Lieb was first found in Silesia, 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.
Early History of the Lieb family
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Lieb Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lieb, Liebe, Lieber, Liber and others.
Early Notables of the Lieb family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Lieb 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...
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Lieb migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lieb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johan Michel Lieb, who settled in Philadelphia in 1750
Lieb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Lieb, who settled in Philadelphia in 1844
- Henriette Lieb, who settled in Texas in 1850
- Conrad Lieb, aged 41, who landed in New York in 1854 
- Hermann Lieb, who arrived in Illinois in 1855 
- Wilhelm Lieb in 1850 and Therese Lieb in 1860
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lieb (post 1700) +
- Patricia Shipp Lieb (b. 1942), American poet, newspaper journalist and book author
- Charles Lieb (1852-1928), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1913-1917)
- John William Lieb (1860-1929), American electrical engineer for the Edison Electric Light Company from Newark, New Jersey, President of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1904-1905), awarded the IEEE Edison Medal
- Joseph Patrick Lieb (1901-1971), American lawyer and jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1955–1962)
- Hermann Lieb (1826-1908), Swiss immigrant to the United States who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, Commander of the Union forces at the Battle of Milliken's Bend in 1863
- R. Eric Lieb, American writer and founding partner of Blacklight Transmedia
- Josh Lieb (b. 1972), American former producer and showrunner of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
- Thomas John "Tom" Lieb (1899-1962), American Olympic track and field athlete, an All-American college football player from Faribault, Minnesota
- Eli Lieb (b. 1979), American pop singer-songwriter from Fairfield, Iowa
- Elliott H. Lieb (b. 1932), American mathematical physicist at Princeton University who specializes in statistical mechanics, condensed matter theory, and functional analysis
- ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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)