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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : habitational name for someone from the town of Balta in southern Ukraine.
  • German : from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar.
  • German : in Tyrol, Austria, a variant of Walter.
  • German : possibly also a reduced form of Swabian Balt(e)ner, from Middle High German balteniere ‘pilgrim’, ‘beggar’, ‘vagrant’. Compare Baldner.

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