Halter Family History
Halter Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow or pastureland from Middle High German halte ‘pasture’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German haltære ‘keeper shepherd’ German Halter. English: occupational name for a maker of halters for horses and cattle Middle English haltrere (from Old English hælftre ‘halter’). Dutch: perhaps a metonymic occupational name as in the English sense 3 above or a topographic name as in the German sense 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022