Kater Family History
Kater Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: nickname from Middle Dutch cater kater ‘tomcat’. North German: status name for a cottager from an agent derivative of Middle Low German kate ‘small house hut’ (with or without a small piece of land). Compare Kather . Scottish (Dumbartonshire): variant of Cater .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022