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Jeter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Jeter family


The surname Jeter was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Jeter family


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Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1817, 1823, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Jeter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jeter Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Jetzer, Jeter, Jater, Jeetze, Jatzer and others.

Early Notables of the Jeter family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Jeter family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jeter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eles Jeter, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895

Jeter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edwin Jeter, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Nowel Jeter, aged 20, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Bessie R. Jeter, aged 30, who immigrated to America, in 1913
  • Lawrence Jeter, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Jesse Jeter, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Jeter (post 1700)


  • Gary Michael Jeter (1955-2016), professional American NFL football defensive end
  • Shawn Darrell Jeter (b. 1966), American former Major League Baseball outfielder, son of the Major League Baseball outfielder Johnny Jeter
  • Eugene "Pooh" Jeter III (b. 1983), American-born Ukrainian professional basketball player
  • Kevin Wayne "K.W." Jeter (b. 1950), American science fiction and horror author, known for his Star Trek and Star Wars novels and his three sequels to Blade Runner
  • John "Johnny" Jeter (b. 1981), American retired professional wrestler
  • John "Johnny" Jeter (b. 1944), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1969 to 1974
  • Harold "Hal" Jeter (b. 1945), American former professional basketball player for the Washington Caps in five games in March 1970
  • Claude A. Jeter (1914-2009), African American gospel music singer
  • Carmelita Jeter (b. 1979), American Olympic gold medalist sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters
  • Robert DeLafayette "Bob" Jeter Jr. (1937-2008), American NFL football cornerback who played from 1960 to 1973, inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Jeter


  • Hulls' Heritage by Carolyn Hull Estes.
  • The Jeter Mosaic by Grata Jeter Clark.

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