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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: 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

What did your Leib ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Leib. 50% of Leib men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Labourer
  • Owner

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

Leib Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Leib. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leib census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Leib. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Leib Life Expectancy

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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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