Origins Available: German
The prestigious surname Guter 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 Guter family
The surname Guter was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
Early History of the Guter family
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Guter 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 Guter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Guter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Guter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Guter, who arrived in Arkansas in 1888 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Guter (post 1700)
- Johannes Guter (1882-1962), born Janis Guters, a Latvian filmmaker, screenwriter, and film producer; his is considered a pioneer of German silent cinema and expressionism
- Mattias Guter (b. 1988), Swedish ice hockey player