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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Liutger m. Old High German liut 'people' + Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear'.

The name of an 8th C saint.

Middle Low German
1429 Ludeger BbRT p. 354
c823 Leutgarius (nom) irminon-vol2 28, Palatiolum; 941x986 Leotgario (abl) St-Bernard-Romans no. 92; 11thC Leodegarius (nom) ibid. no. 115; 1030x1070 Leodegario (abl) ibid. no. 103, Leudegarius (nom) ibid. no. 103; 1031 Leudegarius (nom) ibid. no. 107; 1046 Leudegarii (gen) ibid. 139, Leudegarius (nom) ibid. 139; 1050 Leodegarius (nom) ibid. no. 100; 1052 Leudegarii (gen) ibid. no. 85; 1067 Leodegarius (nom) CartNDSaintes XII; 1115 Leodegarius (nom) StVdM-II 734; 1163–64 Leodegarius (nom) clairvaux-12thc 108; 1164 Leodegarius (nom) ibid. 120; 1168 Leodegarius (nom) ibid. 134; 1179 Leodegarius (nom) ibid. 175; 1301 Leodegarii (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 210
822x875 Ludgerus (nom) TradCorb §179; 1001 Liutgero (dat) HambUrk-vol1 LIV
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Liutger". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 3.