Retter Family History
Retter Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): perhaps an occupational name for a net-maker from Old French retier Anglo-Norman French retour. Compare Netter . English: perhaps an occupational name from Middle English retten ‘to soak flax or hemp in water’ + the derivational suffix -our or -er used for someone who prepared flax or hemp fibre. German: from an ancient Germanic personal name composed with rād rāt ‘counsel’ + hari heri ‘army’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022