Luth 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 Luth family

The surname Luth 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 Luth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luth research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1806, 1415, 1472, 1456, 1483, 1546, 1636, 1716 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Luth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Luth 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 Luth family (pre 1700)

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Luth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jacob Luth, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
Luth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Friedrich Luth, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Albert Luth, aged 16, who landed in New York, NY in 1889 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Luth (post 1700) +

  • Tom Luth (b. 1954), American comic book colorist
  • Erich Lüth (1902-1989), German writer and film director
  • Kapitän zur See Wolfgang August Eugen Lüth (1913-1945), the second most successful German U-boat ace of World War II with 46 merchant ships sunk, awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds

  • Karl-Heinz Lüth (1921-1941), German Matrose II who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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