Bolter Family History
Bolter Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a bolter or sifter of flour, from Middle English bo(u)lt ‘to sift’ (Old French buleter, of Germanic origin). English: occupational name for a maker of bolts or bars, from an agent derivative of Middle English bolt (see Bolt). German: habitational name for someone from a lost place named Bolt. It is the name of a large family from Hechingen, Württemberg. German (also Bölter): occupational name for a maker of wooden bolts for crossbows, Middle High German bolter.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press