Show ContentsLüder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In mediaeval German "lud" meant "fame" and "liut" or "Leute" meant "people" or "folk;" while "her," meant "army." Thus "liut-her" meant "person in the army," while "lud-her" would be a "famous soldier."

Early Origins of the Lüder family

The surname Lüder was first found in Saxony, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. In northern Germany the name Lueder was more popular, while in southern Germany the root was Liut-her or Leuther, and in Thuringia "Luther" (Martin Luther's father wrote his name "Luder"). In mediaeval German "lud" meant "fame" and "liut" meant "Leute" ("people" or "folk," thus "liut-her" would be "Lord of the people",) and these are the two possible sources for the name. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Lüder family

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Lüder Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luther, Lutter, Luter, Lueder, Lueders, Leuther, Luethi (Switzerland), Leuthiold, Luethold, Lutte and many more.

Early Notables of the Lüder family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Lüder at this time were Peter Luder (1415-1472), German professor of Latin at the University of Heidelberg from 1456; and Martin Luther (1483-1546), who was the dominating personality of the Reformation, and one of the greatest religious reformers the world has known. His greatest literary monument amongst...
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United States Lüder migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lüder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Heinrich Luder, who settled in Philadelphia in 1750
  • Johan Hen Luder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • while John Luder, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Lüder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J S T Luder, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Heinrich Luder, aged 46, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lüder (post 1700) +

  • Grace Farnsworth Luder, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1946; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1964 [2]
  • Harold Owen Luder CBE (1928-2021), British architect who designed a number of notable and sometimes controversial buildings in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Owen Luder CBE (b. 1928), English architect, former chairman of the Architects Registration Board and president of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Ian David Luder CBE JP (b. 1951), British politician, 681st Lord Mayor of London (2008-2009), Aldermanic Sheriff of London for (2007-2008)

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook