Leber Family History
Leber Name Meaning
German: from a variant of the medieval personal names L(i)ebher (see Lieber ) and L(i)ebert (see Liebhart ). German: nickname for a butcher from Middle High German leber ‘liver’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). German: topographic name from Middle High German lē (genitive lēwes) ‘hill’. North German: from Middle Low German lēbar(e) ‘leopard’ (see Lebert ). Dutch: of German origin (see above). Breton (mainly Le Ber): nickname denoting a short man from berr ‘short’ with the French masculine definite article le.7: Slovenian: of Middle High German origin (see above) or a variant of Lebar . Compare Levar and Lever .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022