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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.

Lieber Early Origins



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.

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Lieber Spelling Variations


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Lieber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lieb, Liebe, Lieber, Liber and others.

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Lieber Early History


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Lieber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lieber research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1781, 1654, 1708, 1800, 1872 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Lieber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lieber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lieber Early Notables (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...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lieber 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 were:

Lieber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elisabeth Lieber, who came to Carolina in 1743
  • William Lieber and Johann Wilhelm Lieber came to 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, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lieber (post 1700)


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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)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Lieber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lieber 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.

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