Pinter Family History
Pinter Name Meaning
Variant of German Pinder or Slovenian Pintar, variants of Binder ‘cooper’. Jewish: in England this is found as an Anglicized form of the Sephardic name Pinta. French and Hungarian (Pintér): occupational name for a maker of measures or for an official who controlled measures, from an agent derivative of Old French pinte, Hungarian pint ‘pint’, of uncertain origin. Pinter is also found as a Dutch surname, probably with the same meaning as in 3 (see Pint).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press