Hutter Family History
Hutter Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a hatter from an agent derivative of Middle High German huot ‘hat’; Yiddish hut, German Hut ‘hat’. German (Hütter): topographic name from Middle High German hütte ‘hut’. English: when not of German origin (see above), perhaps a variant of Hotter, an occupational name for a basket maker, Middle English hottere; the same term also denoted someone who carried baskets of sand for making mortar. Alternatively it may have denoted someone who lived in a hut or shed, from a derivative of Middle English hotte, hutte ‘hut’, ‘shed’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press