Jakob Luther

Male1490–18 January 1571

Brief Life History of Jakob

When Jakob Luther was born in 1490, in Mansfeld, Prignitz, Brandenburg, Germany, his father, Hans Luder, was 31 and his mother, Margarethe Lindemann, was 31. He married Barbara Meme in 1512, in Hettstedt, Mansfelder Land, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. In 1553, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as elected official ("schultheiß") zu thal mansfeld in Mansfeld, Prignitz, Brandenburg, Germany. He died on 18 January 1571, in his hometown, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mansfeld, Kyschienen, Neidenburg, East Prussia, Prussia.

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Jakob Luther
Barbara Meme
Marriage: 1512
Johannes Luther
Anna Luther
Veit Luther
Martin Luther
Fabian Luther
Adelheit Luther

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  • Marriage
    1512Hettstedt, Mansfelder Land, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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    Name Meaning

    German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements liud ‘people, tribe’ or hlūd ‘clamoring, famous’, + heri, hari ‘army’.

    English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English luter, leuter ‘lute player’ (Old French leuteor, luthier). Compare Luter .

    Americanized form of Slovenian Lutar or Luthar: from a personal name of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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