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The surname Lederer was an occupational name for a tanner, derived from the German word "lederaere," meaning "leather worker." While patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Lederer family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname.

Lederer Early Origins



The surname Lederer was first found in Austria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. Chronicles first mention Heynke Lederer of Liegnitz in 1372, and Sigfrid der Ledergaerwe of Schorndorf in 1302. The family branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Lederer Spelling Variations


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Lederer Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Lederer include Lederer, Leder, Lederman, Ledermann, Lederle and others.

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Lederer Early History


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Lederer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lederer research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1723, 1778, 1795, 1842, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Lederer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lederer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lederer Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Lederer were August Gottlob von Lederer (1723-1795), who was an Austrian state official. He was born in Saxony, where his father was a highly placed administrator, and later served in Brussels as an official at the court. He became secretary of the...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lederer 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



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lederer or a variant listed above:

Lederer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Lederer, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750

Lederer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Paulus Lederer, who came to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Joh Paulus Lederer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Philippus Lederer, who landed in America in 1744
  • Bartholomaus Lederer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Bartholomaus Lederer, who came to America in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lederer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Lederer, who landed in New York in 1844
  • Marcus Lederer, aged 22, landed in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Jacob Lederer, aged 10, arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Abraham Lederer, aged 56, arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Babette Lederer, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lederer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lederer (post 1700)



  • Walter S. Lederer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924
  • Raymond Francis Lederer (1938-2008), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1974; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1977-81
  • Adolph Lederer, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport; Elected 1922
  • Jerome F. Lederer (1902-2004), U.S. aviation safety pioneer
  • Raymond F. Lederer (1938-2008), American politician, member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Hugo Lederer (1871-1940), German sculptor
  • Emil Lederer (1882-1939), German economist
  • Francis Lederer (1899-2000), Czech actor
  • Edgar Lederer (b. 1908), French biochemist born in Vienna. He was Director of Research at the CNRS, and won numerous awards and honors, such as the Robert Koch Gold Medal in 1982

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    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

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