Libri


Libri
Recorded in many spelling forms including Liber, Librer, Libri, Libree, Librey, Libero, Liboras, Libreros, and others, this is a surname which is ultimately of Roman (Latin) origins. In its various forms it is recorded throughout Europe. It derives from the word 'liber' meaning free, and as such was originally a word used to indicate a free (born) person, at a time when the vast majority were little better than slaves. In addition it may also have been used baptismally by giving it to a child as an article of faith for the future. The difficulty with the many names of this group is that without being present at the time when the name was first used perhaps a thousand or more years ago, it is almost impossible to give a precise meaning. Early examples of the surname recordings taken from authentic surviving rolls and registers of the post medieval period include: Herreo Libroras, a witness at Olot, Gerona, Spain, on August 15th 1677, Sarah Libree, who married Robert Theobald at the church known as St. Benets, Pauls Wharf, in the city of London, on April 11th 1723, and Gerardo Libero, who married Maria Russo at San Severo, Foggia, Italy, on December 27th 1831.

Surnames reference. 2013.

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  • libri — libri; libri·form; …   English syllables

  • Libri [1] — Libri, 1) Girolamo dai L., geb. 1472 in Verona, Öl u. Miniaturmaler, bes. groß im Ausdruck zarter, religiöser Innigkeit; Werke: Madonna mit Heiligen, in S. Giorgio zu Verona; st. 1555. 2) (L. Carrucci [spr. Karuttschi] della Sommaia), Guillaume… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Libri [2] — Libri (lat.), Bücher, s. Buch. L. feudorum, s.u. Corpus juris 2) A). L. lintĕi, so v.w. Annales consulares. L. poenitentiales, so v.w. Poenitentiale. L. terrib les, das 47. u. 48. Buch der Pandekten, welche lediglich Criminalrecht enthalten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • libri — [lī′brī΄, lē′brē΄] n. [L] pl. of LIBER …   English World dictionary

  • Libri — Gebäude von Libri in Bad Hersfeld Die Libri GmbH, ehemals Georg Lingenbrink GmbH Co. KG, ist ein hauptsächlich im Zwischenbuchhandel tätiges Barsortiments und Logistikunternehmen, das Großhandelsfunktionen und Logistikdienste anbietet. Die Firma… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Libri.de — Gebäude von Libri in Bad Hersfeld Die Libri GmbH, ehemals Georg Lingenbrink GmbH Co. KG, ist ein hauptsächlich im Zwischenbuchhandel tätiges Barsortiments und Logistikunternehmen, das Großhandelsfunktionen und Logistikdienste anbietet.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • libri- — lì·bri conf. 1. libro, relativo ai libri 2. TS bot. relativo al tessuto vascolare conduttore della linea discendente dei fusti, dei rami, delle radici: libricolo {{line}} {{/line}} ETIMO: da libro …   Dizionario italiano

  • libri — /luy bruy, bree/; Lat. /li brddee/, n. pl. of liber2. * * * …   Universalium

  • Libri — Li|bri: Pl. von ↑Liber …   Universal-Lexikon

  • libri — colibri …   Dictionnaire des rimes