Lutter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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 Lutter family
The surname Lutter 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 Lutter family
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Lutter 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 Lutter family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Lutter 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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Lutter migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lutter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Heinrich Lutter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 
- Peter Lutter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 
- Andreas Lutter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 
Lutter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Lutter, aged 45, who arrived in Missouri in 1838 
- Paul Lutter, aged 24, who landed in America from Ratschin, Germany, in 1893
- Apolomia Lutter, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Lutter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alois Lutter, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Zurich, Switzerland, in 1908
- William Lutter, aged 29, who settled in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1911
- Anna Lutter, aged 27, who settled in America from Kistipa, Austria, in 1912
- Alfred Lutter, aged 31, who landed in America from Rheydtz, Germany, in 1912
- John Lutter, aged 52, who settled in America from Blackburn, England, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lutter (post 1700) +
- Travis S. Lutter (b. 1973), American mixed martial artist, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show (2006)
- Alfred Lutter (b. 1962), American child actor who costarred in the Martin Scorsese film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
- Henry Lutter, American politician, Village President of Glenview, Illinois, 1935-38 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html