Loder Family History
Loder Name Meaning
English: either an occupational name for a carter, from an agent derivative of Middle English lode ‘to load’, or a topographic name from a derivative of Middle English lode ‘path’, ‘road’, ‘watercourse’. German: occupational name for a weaver of woolen cloth (loden), Middle High German lodære. North German: nickname for a good-for-nothing, from Middle Low German lod(d)er.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press