Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Luther Surname Origin
The widely famed or celebrated, derived from the German loth or laut, loud, famed, fortunate, and er, honor--'fortune and honor.' Lauter, German, bright, clear, pure.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Luther Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Luther family history than the origin of your surname:
A Luther Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson