Panter Family History
Panter Name Meaning
German: habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a panther, Middle High German panter (see Panther 1). North German: occupational name for a mortager or pawn broker, from a contracted form of Pfandherr. English (mainly Northamptonshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a servant in charge of the supply of bread and other provisions in a monastery or large household, Middle English pan(e)ter (Old French panetier).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press