Witter Family History
Witter Name Meaning
German: from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements wid(u) ‘wood forest’ + hari ‘army’. North German: occupational name for a whitewasher or plasterer from Middle Low German witten ‘to make white’ or for a coiner from witten ‘to determine the contents of gold or silver by boiling’. English (Lancashire and Cheshire): variant of Whitter .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press