Leben Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from places called Lebehn in eastern Mecklenburg and Pomerania. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Liebrecht (composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + berhta ‘bright’). Altered form of Slovenian Leban, which is probably a nickname derived from the archaic word leb ‘forehead’, ‘skull’.

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


Similar surnames: Leven, Leber, Lebens, Lien, Uebel, Nebel, Lueken, Eben, Loden, Leen

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Leben Family Origin

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Leben Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Swamper

    20%
  • Tailor

    20%
  • Temperer

    20%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leben family was Temperer. The most common Leben occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Leben's were Farmers. Farmer, Swamper and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leben.

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Leben Historical Records

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Leben Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Leben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Leben in 1963 was 90, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leben

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