Origins Available: Dutch
The prestigious surname Galter originated in Spain
, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths
, who ruled Spain
between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames. This name originally derived from the baptismal name Gutierre.
Early Origins of the Galter family
The surname Galter was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
Early History of the Galter family
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Galter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gutiérrez, Gutierrez, Guter, Butre, Gutier, Wittier, Gutierre, Guterre, Guterres, Gut, Goter, Gauter, Gualter, Galter, Gulter, Baltar, Gutérriz, Guterriz, Gotérriz, Goterriz, Guteres, Gútrez, Gutrez, Gutérrez, Guterrez, Baltériz, Balteriz, Baldériz and many more.
Early Notables of the Galter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Galter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elvira Gutiérrez, who married the conquistador Juan Montalvo and was one of the first European women to settle in Bogota; Felipe Gutiérrez, who accompanied Pizarro to Peru.