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 Lueder family
The surname Lueder 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 Lueder family
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Lueder 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 Lueder family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Lueder 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 Lueder family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lueder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Friedrich Lueder, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804
- Heinrich Lueder, aged 44, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Lueder (post 1700)
- Arthur C. Lueder, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Chicago, Illinois, 1921-23, 1923-33 (acting, 1923-24); Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1948 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html