Lieb Family History

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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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Lieb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lieb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lieb. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lieb Family Origin

Where is the Lieb family from?

Lieb Family Occupations

What did your Lieb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lieb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Lieb's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lieb family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lieb.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lieb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lieb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Lieb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lieb 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lieb. 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 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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Lieb Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lieb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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