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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern German (mainly Austria) : variant of Harter 1.
  • German (Bavaria; Hörter) : occupational name, a variant of Herder 1.
  • Dutch (de Horter) : nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch horten, hurten ‘to jolt, knock, or jerk’ + the definite article de ‘the’.

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