Kettner Family History
Kettner Name Meaning
South German: variant of Ketterer an occupational name for a chain maker. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Germany named Ketten or one in Bohemia near Liberec (Czech: Chotyně). German: cognate of Köther from an agent derivative of Middle High German kote ‘hut; day laborer's cottage’ (see Koether Koetter ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press