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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."

Lüthi Early Origins



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.

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Lüthi Spelling Variations


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Lüthi Spelling Variations



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

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Lüthi Early History


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Lüthi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lüthi research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1806, 1415, 1472, 1456, 1483, 1546, 1636, 1716 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Lüthi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lüthi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lüthi Early Notables (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, and one of the greatest religious reformers the world has known. His greatest literary...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lüthi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lüthi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lüthi (post 1700)



  • Harry B. Luthi, American politician, Mayor of Greenville, South Carolina, 1982-83
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lüthi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lüthi 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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