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Where did the German Itter family come from? What is the German Itter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Itter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Itter family history?The surname Itter is toponymic, that is, it is derived from the name of the place where the original bearer once lived or held land. In this case, Itter comes from the river and place name Itter, which is near Waldreck in Hesse. The name was often preceded by "von" which was a privilege and symbol of nobility.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Itter, von Itter, Ittermann, Itterman and others.
First found in Hesse, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape European history. The name would emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Early mentions of the name include Anton Itter a headmaster from 1659 to 1677, Johann Christian Itter (1654-1699,) a state secretary, and Johann Wilhelm Itter (d.1725,) a jurist.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Itter research. Another 51 words(4 lines of text) covering the year 1766 is included under the topic Early Itter History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Itter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Itter Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Itter Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Itter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Itter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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