Otterman Family History
Otterman Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Ottermann: elaborated form of Otter 1 and a distinguishing form (for the son or follower) of Otter 2 with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Ottermann: habitational name for someone from a place called Otter near Lüneburg. Jewish (Ashkenazic): elaborated form of Otter 1 with the addition of Yiddish man ‘man’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press