Luther
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As a German surname, Luther is derived from a Germanic
Germanic languages
The Germanic languages constitute a sub-branch of the Indo-European language family. The common ancestor of all of the languages in this branch is called Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approximately the mid-1st millennium BC in Iron Age northern Europe...

 personal name compounded from the words liut, "people", and heri, "army". As a rare English surname, it means "lute player" (Hanks and Hodges 1988). Luther is also derived from the ancient Greek eleutherius, a liberator. Luther has also been regularly used as a given name in English speaking countries in modern times, originally in honor of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Martin Luther was a German priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517...

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As a German surname, Luther is derived from a Germanic
Germanic languages
The Germanic languages constitute a sub-branch of the Indo-European language family. The common ancestor of all of the languages in this branch is called Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approximately the mid-1st millennium BC in Iron Age northern Europe...

 personal name compounded from the words liut, "people", and heri, "army". As a rare English surname, it means "lute player" (Hanks and Hodges 1988). Luther is also derived from the ancient Greek eleutherius, a liberator. Luther has also been regularly used as a given name in English speaking countries in modern times, originally in honor of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Martin Luther was a German priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517...

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Famous persons with the surname Luther

  • Bill Luther
    Bill Luther
    William Paul "Bill" Luther is an American politician. Luther was a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 2003, serving in the 104th, 105th, 106th, and 107th congresses, representing Minnesota's 6th congressional...

    , American politician
  • Bobbi Sue Luther
    Bobbi Sue Luther
    Bobbi Sue Luther is a model and host of TLC's Junkyard Mega Wars.- Movie career :Luther played an Orion Slave Girl on Star Trek: Enterprise, She also played a newsreader on Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. In March 2007, Bobbi Sue Luther was named the new face of St. Pauli Girl beer...

  • Charles Luther
    Charles Luther
    Karl August Luther was a Swedish athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres.He competed for Sweden in the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the silver medal with his team mates Ivan Möller, Ture Person and Knut Lindberg.-References:* ....

  • Frank Luther
    Frank Luther
    Frank Luther was an American country music singer, dance band vocalist, playwright, songwriter and pianist.-Early life:...

  • Hans Luther (15th century)
  • Hans Luther
    Hans Luther
    Hans Luther was a German politician and Chancellor of Germany.-Biography:Born in Berlin, Luther started in politics in 1907 by becoming the town councillor in Magdeburg. He continued on becoming secretary of the German Städtetag in 1913 and then mayor of Essen in 1918...

    , German politician and Chancellor of Germany
  • Karl Theodor Robert Luther
    Karl Theodor Robert Luther
    Karl Theodor Robert Luther , normally published as Robert Luther, was a German astronomer who searched for asteroids while working in Düsseldorf....

  • Martin Luther
    Martin Luther
    Martin Luther was a German priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517...

    , German theologian and Augustinian monk who inspired and began the Protestant Reformation
  • Martin Luther (diplomat)
    Martin Luther (diplomat)
    Martin Franz Julius Luther was an early member of the Nazi Party. He served as an advisor to Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, first in the Dienststelle Ribbentrop , and later in the Auswärtiges Amt as a diplomat when von Ribbentrop replaced Konstantin von Neurath...

    , German diplomat from 1940-1945 and a Nazi party member
  • Thomas Luther
    Thomas Luther
    Thomas Luther is a German chess player and International Grandmaster of Chess. In 2000 he was a member of the German team that won the silver medal in the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul....

    , German scientist (chemistry, photography)
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