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Where did the German Lieberson family come from? What is the German Lieberson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lieberson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lieberson family history?

The Lieberson family finds its ancestral home that ancient basin that fed the Elbe, Rhine, Wesser, and Danube rivers. In that area, Lieberson evolved as a German nickname for a person known "of a pleasant disposition."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Liebman, Liebmann, Leibman, Leibmann, Liebermann, Leeberman, Leebermen, Libermen, Leverman (North Germany), Levermann, Liebersohn, Lieberson, Lieberherr, Lieberkuehn, Leverkuehn and many more.

First found in Pomerania, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. The original, literal meaning of "Liebermann" was "one of pleasant disposition," but later came to represent many different branches of a powerful family. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lieberson research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1803, 1791 and 1840 are included under the topic Early Lieberson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 115 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lieberson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: August and Jacob Liebermann, who came to Texas in 1846. Ludwig Lieberman came to Philadelphia in 1860; while Tobias Liebermann came in 1876; Frederick Liebmann came to Philadelphia in 1855.

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  • Goddard Lieberson (b. 1911), American vice-president and director of CBS. Inc. in New York City in 1956 and president of CBS records since 1973. He was also the founder of the American Composer's Alliance


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The Lieberson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lieberson 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 11 November 2014 at 09:54.

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