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Lieb Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a pleasant or agreeable person, from Middle High German liep ‘dear’, ‘beloved’; Yiddish lib or German lieb. This word was also used as a personal name, both alone (German) and in compounds (German and Jewish). German (of Slavic origin): from a short form of the various compound Slavic personal names formed with lubo- ‘love’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Leeb, Lier, Loeb, Bien, Ries, Lien, Liebe, Lins, Lies, Riebe

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Where is the Lieb family from?

You can see how Lieb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lieb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lieb families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Lieb families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lieb's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lieb families in 1840.
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What did your Lieb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lieb. 13% of Lieb men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Lieb women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lieb were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lieb. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Lieb. For the veterans among your Lieb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lieb lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lieb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lieb in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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