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Where did the English Loder family come from? What is the English Loder family crest and coat of arms? When did the Loder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Loder family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Loder, Loders, Lodder, Lodders, Loader, Loaders and others.

First found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Loders, held by the Count of Mortain, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loder research. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Loder History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Loder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loder Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Loder, who arrived in St Mary, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Pearl Loder, aged 23, who settled in America from Sherbourne, in 1892
  • Jacob Loder, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Maria Loder, aged 31, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Anna Maria Loder, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1895

Loder Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Nils Loder, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Alice L. Loder, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Francis H. Loder, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
  • Arthur Loder, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1906
  • Ethel Lydia Loder, aged 30, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907


  • Kevin Loder (b. 1959), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Kurt Loder (b. 1945), American television personality
  • David Loder (b. 1964), English racehorse trainer
  • Edward Loder (1813-1865), English composer and conductor, best known for his opera Raymond and Agnes (1855)
  • John Loder (1946-2005), English sound engineer, record producer and founder of Southern Studios
  • Kate Fanny Loder (1825-1904), English composer and pianist
  • Sir Robert Loder (1823-1888), 1st Baronet, English politician
  • Gerald Walter Erskine Loder (1861-1936), 1st Baron Wakehurst, eponym of the Loder Cup, a New Zealand conservation award
  • Anne Marie Loder (b. 1969), Newfoundland actress
  • John Loder (1898-1988), British actor



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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Loder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loder Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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