Show ContentsLieder 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 Lieder family

The surname Lieder 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 Lieder family

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Lieder 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 Lieder family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Lieder 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 Lieder migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lieder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Melchoir Lieder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
Lieder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Lieder, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1869 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lieder (post 1700) +

  • Clarence Lieder (1906-1969), American mechanic and armorer for Chicago's underworld and Depression-era criminals, he customized automobiles throughout Prohibition and hid John Dillinger and Homer Van Meter from authorities
  • Bernard L. "Bernie" Lieder (1923-2020), American politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1985-2011)
  • Rico Lieder (b. 1971), retired German sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres, a gold medalist at the 1991 World Indoor Championships
  • Mart Lieder (b. 1990), Dutch footballer

  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) on Facebook