Ketter Family History
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Ketter Name Meaning
German: metronymic from a pet form of the female personal name Katharina. German: nickname from Low German Ketter ‘heretic’ (standard German Ketzer). German: Austrian variant of the topographic name Köther, from Middle High German kote ‘hut’, ‘cottage of a day laborer’ (see Koth). German: possibly a derivative of Middle High German keten(e) ‘chain’ (see Ketterer). Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch catter ‘heretic’. Compare 2 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press