Reuter Family History
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Reuter Name Meaning
German: derivative of Middle High German (ge)riute ‘clearing’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing or an occupational name for a clearer of woodland. Reut(e) and Reit are frequent elements of place names, indicating location in a forest or former forest. German: derogatory nickname from Middle High German riutære ‘footpad’, ‘highwayman’; later, possibly an occupational name for a mounted soldier (see Reiter).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Reiter, Kreuter, Rester, Nester, Reiser, Reder, Reusser, Tretter