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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: ). German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Liubo from liob ‘dear’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). German: nickname from Middle High German līp ‘life body’. German: metonymic occupational name from Middle High German leip ‘loaf (of bread)’ for a baker. Possibly also an altered form of German Lieb because of the confusion of -ie- and -ei-.

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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You can see how Leib families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leib family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leib families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Leib families living in Cheshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Leib's in United Kingdom. Cheshire had the highest population of Leib families in 1891.
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What did your Leib ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Leib. 64% of Leib women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Salvation Army
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Leib. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Leib. For the veterans among your Leib ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leib lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, 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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