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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : unexplained.
  • German : unexplained; possibly a variant of Eder or Ader, from a Germanic personal name Adheri, composed of adal ‘clan’, ‘nobility’ + heri ‘army’.
  • Johann Georg Ater was born in about 1745–50 in Clarksburg, OH.

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