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Where did the German Lueteritz family come from? When did the Lueteritz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lueteritz family history?

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."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Leuteritz, Lutheritz, Lueteritz, Loetheritz, Leiteritz and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the family was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lueteritz research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Lueteritz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lueteritz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fried Wilhelm Leuteritz, who was naturalized in Scott county, Iowa in 1892.

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