Balter Family History
Balter Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the town of Balta in southern Ukraine. Dutch and German (Rhineland): variant of Balder or from a shortened form of the personal name Baltazar . Austrian (Tyrol): variant of Walter . German: possibly a shortened form of Swabian Balt(e)ner from Middle High German balteniere ‘pilgrim beggar vagrant’. Compare Baldner .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press