Margaretha Leib

Brief Life History of Margaretha

When Margaretha Leib was born in February 1582, in Butzbach, Friedberg, Hesse, Germany, her father, Dillman Leib, was 53 and her mother, Margaretha Touche, was 53. She married Johann Lorenz Brecht on 10 December 1584, in Butzbach, Friedberg, Hesse, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 January 1632, in her hometown, at the age of 49, and was buried in Butzbach, Friedberg, Hesse, Germany.

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Johann Lorenz Brecht
Margaretha Leib
Marriage: 10 December 1584
Juliana Gela Margaretha Breche
Maria Breche
Michael Weiga Breche
Johann Breche
Theiss Breche
Katharina Breche
Anna Breche
Johann Breche

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    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).

    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’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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