The name Schluether derived from the Middle Low German term "schlütter" meaning "doorkeeper." It is supposed that the name was originally occupational
for the keeper of the supplies of a large household.
Early Origins of the Schluether family
The surname Schluether was first found in Bremen, where Henrich Sclutere was the first of the name on record, in 1311. Other early records include Johann Sluthere, who lived in Luebeck in 1344 and Frederic Slutere, who was Lord Mayor of Quedlinburg in 1349.
Early History of the Schluether family
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Schluether Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schluder, Slutter, Schlutt, Schlutter, Schluther, Schluterman, Sluter, Sluyter, Schluether, Schluetter and many more.
Early Notables of the Schluether family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time included Claus Sluter (d. 1406), Dutch sculptor, whose works survive to this day; Willem Sluyter (1627-1673), German vicar and writer b ron in Eibergen... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schluether Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schluether family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andreas Schlueter, a German mercenary soldier, who served under the British in the American Revolution, Wilhelmine Schluetter, age 8; who arrived in New York city from Bremen in 1870.