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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : unexplained; perhaps a habitational name for someone from a place named Wetter, examples of which are found in Hesse, Lower Saxony, and North Rhine-Westphalia; or from the Wetterau, q.v.; or otherwise a respelling of Witterer, a nickname from Middle High German witeren ‘to attack with short words’.

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