Raiter Family History
Raiter Name Meaning
South German: occupational name for a city financial officer (comptroller) from Middle High German reiten ‘calculate’. German: occupational name for a man who cleared land for settlement from Middle High German riuten or for a horseback rider (Middle High German rīter) knight (compare Reiter ). Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Rajter itself of German origin (see Reiter ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press