The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Lueras family. Nickname
surnames, such as Lueras, were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The family name Lueras is a name for a person who is considered holy or intelligent. It stems from a Old German word "Liutberht," meaning "most brilliant or holy, of the people." The endings "-bert," "-bricht," "-pert," "-ke" and "-brecht" are interchangeable in medieval names, depending on the region.
Early Origins of the Lueras family
The surname Lueras was first found in Bavaria
, where the ancestors of the bearers of this family name lived from ancient times. The name derives from the older Leiprecht and Leuprecht, which themselves derived from the Old-German word "Liutberht," meaning "shining" or "holy" people. St. Luitpert was a patron saint of farmers in Swabia. The German name endings "-bert," "-bricht," "-pert," "-ke" and "-brecht" were interchangeable in mediaeval names, depending on the region. The first recorded mention found was of Hans Lueprecht of Leutkirch in 1345.
Early History of the Lueras family
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Lueras Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Lueras include Lippert, Lipert, Lipard, Lippard, Lipperts, Liperts, Leuprecht, Leiprecht, Leibert, Leubert, Lueprecht, Lueprecht, Luprecht, Leubrecht, Leibrecht, Luebrecht, Lubrecht, Lubricht, Lubert and many more.
Early Notables of the Lueras family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lueras family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Jacob Lippert, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1736. Anna Maria Lippertin arrived at the same time and they were followed by Wilhelm Lippert and Conrad Lippert in 1738. H.C. Liphardt came to Texas in 1852.