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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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Where is the Leber family from?

You can see how Leber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Leber families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Leber's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Leber families in 1840.
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What did your Leber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leber. 10% of Leber men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Leber women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leber were Clerk and Saleslady.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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