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Spelling variations of this family name include: Loder, Loders, Lodder, Lodders, Loader, Loaders and others.

First found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Loders, held by the Count of Mortain, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loder research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Loder History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Anton Loder, who arrived in St Mary, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Pearl Loder, aged 23, who settled in America from Sherbourne, in 1892
  • Jacob Loder, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Maria Loder, aged 31, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Anna Maria Loder, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1895

Loder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Nils Loder, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Alice L. Loder, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Francis H. Loder, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
  • Arthur Loder, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1906
  • Ethel Lydia Loder, aged 30, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907


Loder Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Jacob Loder U.E. (b. 1746) who settled in Sheffield Sunbury County, New Brusnwick c. 1784 he died in 1817

Loder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Joseph Loder, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Mary Loder, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Edward Loder, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851

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  • Kurt Loder (b. 1945), American television personality
  • Kevin Loder (b. 1959), American professional NBA basketball player
  • LeRoy W. Loder (b. 1883), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Cumberland County, 1932-34; Member of New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 1933
  • Edwin A. Loder (1834-1890), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1889-90
  • Sir Robert Loder (1823-1888), 1st Baronet, English politician
  • Kate Fanny Loder (1825-1904), English composer and pianist
  • John Loder (1946-2005), English sound engineer, record producer and founder of Southern Studios
  • Edward Loder (1813-1865), English composer and conductor, best known for his opera Raymond and Agnes (1855)
  • David Loder (b. 1964), English racehorse trainer
  • Terry Loder (b. 1953), Newfoundland politician

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Loder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loder 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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