Leben Family History
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Leben Name Meaning
German: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from places called Lebehn in eastern Mecklenburg and Pomerania. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Liebrecht (composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + berhta ‘bright’). Altered form of Slovenian Leban, which is probably a nickname derived from the archaic word leb ‘forehead’, ‘skull’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press