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Origin of Otter

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Origin of Otter, Meaning of Otter

Origin: What I was told by my grandparents was the name was taken from a mountain . The Matterhorn, where the orginal family came from .Not being good at geography its in that part of Germany or Switzerland near France.
Surnames: Matter, Mattern, Mottern
Submitted by: Martha Jane Long
Origin of Otter, Meaning of Otter

Origin: Variants of the name Ketter are regional spellings, common in Wesphalia Germany. The surname Ketter is an ancient Teutonic word used to describe a soldier who wears chain mail armor. The word has been in use since before the 5th century, when Germanic soldiers went to England. The village in England named Kettering means, village of Ketters.
Surnames: Ketter, Koetter, Kotter
Submitted by: Paul S. Ketter
Origin of Otter, Meaning of Otter

Origin: also Mattern,Matern,Mathern. Believed to be from Switzerland originally.
Surnames: Mottern
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Origin of Otter, Meaning of Otter

Origin: Proper spelling of the family name is Kotteritzsch with an Umlat(two small dots) above the 'o'. In English the letter e replaces the umlat - Koetteritzsch. It has been traced back to a small village named Koetteritzsch south of Leipzig, Germany -lower Saxony-Anhalt.
Surnames: Kotteritzsch
Submitted by: David Kettrick
Origin of Otter, Meaning of Otter

Origin: Carlsson is a swedish name and it means "the son fo Carl" If the fathers name was Carl Svenson then the oldest son was often named Sven Carlson. If the child was a daughter her surname would be Carlsdotter, dotter=daughter. The same idea applies for Danish and Norwegian names to.
Surnames: Carlson/Carlsdotter
Submitted by: An-Che Minneskjold
Origin of Otter, Meaning of Otter

Origin: A runner between friendly forces.
Surnames: Trotter
Submitted by: Bill
Origin of Otter, Meaning of Otter

Origin: Sweden
Surnames: Anderson and Anderdotter
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