Show ContentsLueders 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 Lueders family

The surname Lueders 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 Lueders family

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Lueders 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 Lueders family (pre 1700)

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lueders Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Claus, Doris, Friedrich, Lenora, and Marie Lueders, who immigrated to Texas in the 1840s
  • F Lueders, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • Johanna Lueders, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lueders (post 1700) +

  • Herman F. Lueders, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1928 [2]
  • Duane B. Lueders, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Montevideo, 1943 [2]

  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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook