The surname Itterman 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, Itterman 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.
Early Origins of the Itterman family
The surname Itterman was 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.
Early History of the Itterman family
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Itterman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Itter, von Itter, Ittermann, Itterman and others.
Early Notables of the Itterman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Itterman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philipp, Johannes, Jacob, Cyriacus, and Christian Georg Itter, who belonged to the Hessian troops who fought in the American Revolution and afterwards settled in North America. Heinrich Ittermann and P. and Marie Ittermeyer arrived in New York in 1865. Conrad Itter settled in Philadelphia in 1860.