Luhrs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Luhrs family

The surname Luhrs was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Luhrs family

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Luhrs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lohr, Löhr, Lohre, Lohrs, Lohres, Lohrr, Lohhr, Lohra, Loohr, Luher, Luhr and many more.

Early Notables of the Luhrs family (pre 1700)

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United States Luhrs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luhrs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Luhrs, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Klaus Luhrs, aged 16, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [1]

New Zealand Luhrs migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Luhrs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Luhrs, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874 [2]
  • Mr. Henrich Luhrs, British settler travelling from London, UK with 1 child aboard the ship "Assaye" arriving in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1874 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Luhrs (post 1700) +

  • Janet A. Luhrs, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972 [3]
  • Herman F. Luhrs, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952 [3]


  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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