Reuter Family History
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 placenames indicating location in a forest or former forest. unflattering 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 2nd edition, 2022