The Juechter - coat of arms (crest)
The signetring of Johannis Juchthere from 1344In the family file of the city Oldenburg (North Germany) lies a parchment-document from 31. October 1344 (sales contract Blankenburg with Oldenburg). In the text 2 times the name Juchthere appears. On the document are hanging 4 coat of arms seals. Beside the seal of the count of Oldenburg hangs a coat of arms seal with the transcription: Johannis Juchthere. In the right coat of arms half (from the observer) are 1 1/2 roses. Wildeshausen, that the Oldenburger count controlled, had the rose as city-arms. Therefore the Juchthere in knight services of the Oldenburger count had the rose on its sign and family seal.
In the Middle Ages it was usual that the princes "lent" knights to friendly regents occasionally. The neighbouring counts von Tecklenburg had a sea-rose-leaf in their coat of arms. Probably one or several Juchthere did there services and added the sea-rose-leaf to their rose.
The coat of arms of the Juechter/Juchter!DR. Luebbing former director of the family file repaired 1935 our coat of arms on behalf of the shipowner Juchter in Riga after the coat of arms seal of 1344.
DR. Luebbing enumerates in his book "Oldenburger Countryhistory" some alto Oldenburger Junker families. In the first place is the Juechter. These went around 1600 into the citizen and farmer status. 12 students Juchter-Juechter studied in the process of the Middle Ages at German universities. One was 3 years with Martin Luther and became one of the first Evangelist prediger in the Oldenburger country, in Stollhamm at the Jadebusen. Today the Juchter-Juechter family is far common: in completely Germany, mostly in the Oldenburger country, in Holland and America.