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Early Origins of the Lute family

The surname Lute was first found in Worcestershire where the name is a local name 'of Luttley', a hamlet in the parish of Hales-Owen [1]. Today Lutley is an area of Halesowen in the West Midlands of England. The ancient pathway named Lutley Gutter runs through the area. In Staffordshire the earliest records of the name were found: Philip de Lotteleg and Thomas de Luttelegh, both recorded during the reign of King Edward I. Philip de Lotteleg (Luttley) "was the ancestor of the family the direct line of which terminated in an heiress in the reign of Henry VI. But Adam de Luittley, younger brother of Philip was grandfather of Sir William Luttley, Knight of Munslow Hall, Shropshire" [2] and it was from him the hereditary line continued.

Early History of the Lute family

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Lute Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luttley, Luttlie, Luttlee, Luttlea, Luttleigh, Lutteley, Luttely, Lutley, Lutelie, Lutlee and many more.

Early Notables of the Lute family (pre 1700)

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Lute Ranking

In the United States, the name Lute is the 12,187th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Lute migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lute Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Lute, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [4]
Lute Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Lute, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lute (post 1700) +

  • Harry D. Lute, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20 [5]
  • Cornelis Wijnand "Cees" Lute (1941-2022), Dutch cyclist, active from 1961 to 1968
  • Douglas Edward Lute (b. 1952), United States Army lieutenant general, 21st United States Permanent Representative to NATO (2013-2017)
  • Lute H. Ives, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 14th District, 1916 [5]

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from on Facebook