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 Lüthi family
The surname Lüthi 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 Lüthi family
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Lüthi 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 Lüthi family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Lüthi 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
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Migration of the Lüthi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lüthi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- August Luthi, who landed in Colorado in 1881 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Anna Luthi, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
- Alfred Luthi, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1893
Lüthi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfred Luthi, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Switzerland, in 1907
- Gottlieb Luthi, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States from Bern, Switzerland, in 1907
- Frieda Luthi, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Appencell, Switzerland, in 1908
- Franz Luthi, aged 22, who landed in America from Bolken, Switzerland, in 1909
- Alfred Luthi, aged 23, who landed in America from Thun, Switzerland, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lüthi (post 1700)
- Harry B. Luthi, American politician, Mayor of Greenville, South Carolina, 1982-83 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Benjamin Lüthi (b. 1988), Swiss professional footballer
- Thomas Lüthi (b. 1986), Swiss professional motorcycle road racer
- Kurt Lüthi (1923-2011), Swiss theologian, professor at the University Vienna
- Friedrich Lüthi (b. 1850), Swiss Olympic gold medalist sports shooter at the 1900 Summer Olympics