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


Similar surnames: Lein, Leeb, Wein, Leis, Feig, Klein, Laib, Leif, Leik, Leys

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Leib Family Origin

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Leib Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Leib occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Leib's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leib family was Tailor. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leib.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Tailor

    3%

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Leib Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Leib life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Leib in 1951 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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