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Type Surname
Usage German
Other Forms FormsLevengood, Leibendgut

Meaning & History

The surname LIVENGOOD is the Americanized version of Leibendgut. Leibengut is Swiss-German in origin. It has been written as Livengood and Levengood in America. Records show the family name back to 1550, in Aarwangen, Canton of Berne, Switzerland. The name, Livengood, can be found in Switzerland today. The surname is believed to come from the saying "Mein leib und mein guts..." meaning "My life and my goods..."
Added 8/22/2012 by anonymous
Edited 6/22/2014 by Beautiful Victory