Malter Family History
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Malter Name Meaning
English: occupational name for someone who produced or used malt for brewing, from an agent derivative of Middle English malt ‘malt’, ‘germinated barley’ (Old English mealt). English (of Norman origin): according to Reaney, a habitational name from some place in France called Maleterre, from Old French male terre ‘bad land’ (Latin mala terra). German: metonymic occupational name for a grain measurer or a maker of grain measures, or for a miller, from Middle High German malter, a measure of grain. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Halter, Master, Salter, Matter, Balter, Maller, Alter, Molter, Galler