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 Leusser family
The surname Leusser 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 Leusser family
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Leusser 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 Leusser family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Leusser 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 Leusser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Caspar Luther, who came to America in 1720. Christian Luther came to Philadelphia in 1751; Ludwig Luther came in 1753; Engelbert Luther came to Texas in 1846.