Loder Family History
Loder Name Meaning
English: occupational name from Middle English loder ‘carrier porter; ship-loader stevedore’ (an agent derivative of Middle English lode ‘to load’). English: habitational name from Loders (Dorset). The placename may derive from a lost river name. 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 2nd edition, 2022