Luther Family History

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Luther Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + heri, hari ‘army’. English: nickname from Middle English luther(e), lither(e) ‘bad’, ‘wicked’, ‘base’ (from Old English l¯ðre).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Luter, Hutter, Lather, Lutter, Lusher, Cutler, Usher, Muter, Suter

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Luther Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Luther name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Luther. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Luther Family Origin

Where is the Luther family from?

Luther Family Occupations

What did your Luther ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Luther occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Luther's were Labourers. Labourer, Ag Labourer and Lead Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Luther. A less common occupation for the Luther family was Bricklayer.

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  • Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Lead Miner

  • Bricklayer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Luther ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Luther Historical Records

What Luther family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Luther. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luther census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Luther. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Luther. For the veterans among your Luther ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Luther Life Expectancy

What is the average Luther lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Luther life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Luther in 1943 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Luther ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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