Lieber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The first family to use the name Lieber 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 Lieber family
The surname Lieber 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 Lieber family
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Lieber Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lieb, Liebe, Lieber, Liber and others.
Early Notables of the Lieber family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Lieber 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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Lieber migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lieber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Elisabeth Lieber, who settled in Carolina in 1743
- William Lieber and Johann Wilhelm Lieber, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
- Johan Wilhelm Lieber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 
- Adam Lieber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770 
Lieber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H Lieber, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 
- Hanna Lieber, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 
- Andrew Lieber, who arrived in New York in 1834 
- Joh Lieber, who landed in America in 1854 
- Ferdinand Lieber, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1854 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lieber (post 1700) +
- Richard Lieber (1869-1944), German-born, American businessman, known as the father of the Indiana state parks system
- Steve Lieber (b. 1967), American comic book illustrator, winner of the Eisner Award in 2000
- Paul Lieber, American stage, television, and film actor, best known for his role as Eric Dorsey in the television series Barney Miller in 1980
- Rochelle Lieber, American Professor of Linguistics at the University of New Hampshire
- Sally Lieber (b. 1961), American politician, Democratic California State Assembly member
- Jeffrey Lieber, American screenwriter for both television and film
- Larry D. Lieber (b. 1931), American comic book artist and writer, younger brother of Marvel's publisher Stan Lee
- Lillian R. Lieber (1886-1986), American mathematician and author
- Jonathan Ray Lieber (b. 1970), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1994 to 2008
- Charles M. Lieber (b. 1959), American chemist and pioneer in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, awarded the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry (1992), Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, World Technology Award (2003, 2004) and the Wolf Prize in Chemistry (2012)
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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)