Ritter Family History
Ritter Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German rit(t)er ‘knight mounted warrior’ Middle Low German ridder applied as a status name occupational name or nickname. Compare Knight . English (Middlesex): perhaps a nickname from an agent derivative of Middle English ritten ‘to cut open split’ usually referring to the use of a blade. Compare Render .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press