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Leib Family History

Leib Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Leyb, meaning ‘lion’, traditional Yiddish translation equivalent of the Hebrew name Yehuda (Judah), with reference to the Old Testament description of Judah as ‘a lion’s whelp’ (Genesis 49: 9).French (Alsace): from a Germanic personal name Leibo (from an earlier form Laibo), the element laib- being related to Gothic laiba ‘remnant’, Old High German leipa ‘relic’, ‘memento (of a family)’.Altered spelling of German Lieb.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Leib Families

  • Number of Leib families
     45 - 88
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Leib families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Leib last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Leib Family Origin

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Leib Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Leib

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Leib Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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