Leber Family History

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Leber Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; possibly a topographic name from Middle High German le (genitive lewes) ‘hill’, or a northern nickname for a brave or healthy man, from Middle Low German lebar(e) ‘leopard’. Compare Lebert. Dutch: habitational name from places called Le or Lew, meaning ‘hill’, from the same word as 1. Slovenian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Leben, Eber, Lever, Leier, Weber, Lebert, Leer, Leder, Leser, Lober

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Leber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Leber name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Leber. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Leber Family Origin

Where is the Leber family from?

Leber Family Occupations

What did your Leber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Leber's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leber. A less common occupation for the Leber family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Leber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Leber. For the veterans among your Leber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leber Life Expectancy

What is the average Leber lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Leber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Leber in 1951 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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