Loder Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Loder Origin:


Origins of Loder:

It is a unique and interesting name, listed with the surname spellings of Loader, Lodder, Loder, Loades, Loadsman, Loadman, etc. and, has two possible sources. The first of which is an Anglo-Saxon geographical name mentioning a person who existed by a road or a stream. The origin is from the Olde English pre 7th Century word “slave,” itself acquired from the verb “laedan,” which means to guard or to go. Where the word “lad” is a component of a place name, it frequently relates to an artificial waste channel. The second possible origin is from the old professional surname for transport or Carter, acquired from the Middle English “lode(n)” to transport or carry, acquired from ‘lad’ as above determined by “lade(n),” which means to load. Early examples of the surname registrations contain one Simon Le Lodere, in Warwickshire in the year 1332, and John ate Lode in Sussex in 1327. John Lademan shows in the premium Rolls of York in 1301, while Annys Loadman, the daughter of Robert Loadman, named at the famous parish of St. Botolph without Aldergate, London, in July 1610.


More common variations are: Loader, Lodder, Lowder, Louder, Louder, Lodera, Lodter, Loderi, Lodero, Loider.


The surname Loder first appeared in Dorset where they held a family seat as kings of the estates. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having controlled over King Harold, gave most of Britain to his many successful Barons.

The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Emma la Lodere, dated about 1279, in the “Oxfordshire Hundred Rolls.” It was during the time of King Edward I, who was known to be the “The Hammer of the Scots,” dated 1272-1307. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation.


Many of the people with surname Loder had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Loder landed in the United States in two different centuries respectively in the 19th, and 20th. Some of the people with the name Loder who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Anton Loder, who arrived in St Mary, Pennsylvania in 1847. Pearl Loder who settled in America from Sherbourne, in 1892. Jacob Loder shifted to the United States, in 1893. Maria Loder, who moved to America, in 1893.

The following century saw more Loder surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Loder who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Nils Loder landed in America, in 1902. Alice L. Loder came to the United States, in 1903. Francis H. Loder moved to the United States from London, in 1904. Arthur Loder moved to the United States from London, in 1906. Ethel Lydia Loder landed in America from London, England, in 1907.


People with the surname Loder who settled in Canada in the 18th century included Mr. Jacob Loder U.E. (b. 1746) who settled in Sheffield Sunbury Division, New Brunswick near the year 1784, he died in 1817.


Some of the individuals with the surname Loder who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Joseph Loder, Mary Loder and Edward Loder, all arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Sultana” in the same year 1851.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Loder: United States 2,162; Canada 959; Germany 706; England 575; Australia 371; Austria 314; South Africa 256; Brazil 95; Switzerland 90; Wales 90.

Notable People:

Anne Marie Loder (born 1969), is a Canadian actress.

David Loder (born 1964), is an English racehorse manager.

Edward Loder (1809–1865), was an English musician and conductor.

George Loder (1816–1868), was an English writer and director, cousin of Edward Loder

Gerald Loder, 1st Baron Wakehurst (1861–1936), was a British lawyer, business person, and political leader.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) Erm. on a fesse three escallops. Crest—A stag’s head couped at the neck, betw. the horns a cross crosslet.
2) Sa. six annulets, three and three in pale or.
3) Sa. ten bezants, four, three, two, and one.

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