Kettner Family History
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Kettner Name Meaning
South German: variant of Ketterer, occupational name for a chain maker. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Germany named Ketten. German: variant of the Austrian topographic name Köther, from Middle High German kote ‘hut’, ‘day laborer’s cottage’ (see Koth, Kott). Czech: from German Kettner, or Kötner, or alternatively a habitational name for someone from a place called Chotyne (German Ketten).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press