Kreiter Family History
Kreiter Name Meaning
German: from Middle Low German kreter ‘quarreler’, ‘argumentative person’, ‘legal counsel’, a derivative of Middle Low German krete ‘discord’, hence a nickname for a quarrelsome person or an occupational name for a legal representative. German: variant of Kreider. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a seller of herbs, from Yiddish krayter ‘herbs’ (see Kraut).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press