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Leber Surname 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 (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

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 USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7 Leber families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Leber's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Leber families in 1891.
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What did your Leber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leber. 10% of Leber men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Leber women worked as a Waitress. 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
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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 Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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