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Ketterer Early Origins



The surname Ketterer was first found in Northamptonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Kettering held by a stweard of Peterborough Abbey who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Ketterer Spelling Variations


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Ketterer Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Kettering, Kittering, Ketring, Ketering and others.

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Ketterer Early History


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Ketterer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ketterer research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1273, and 1382 are included under the topic Early Ketterer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ketterer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ketterer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ketterer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Ketterer name or one of its variants:

Ketterer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Michel Ketterer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Heinrich Ketterer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767
  • Jacob Ketterer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770

Ketterer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Ketterer, aged 46, arrived in New York in 1833
  • Joseph Ketterer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • Frederic Ketterer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ketterer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ketterer (post 1700)



  • Andrew "Drew" Ketterer (b. 1949), American lawyer and politician, Member of the Maine House of Representatives (1990-1994)
  • Mary E. Ketterer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944
  • J. L. Ketterer, American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 1936-37
  • Mrs. Charles Ketterer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928
  • Sepp Ketterer (1899-1991), German-born Austrian cinematographer
  • Theodor Ketterer (1815-1884), German renowned Black forest clockmaker, best known for his cuckoo clocks
  • Eugène Ketterer (1831-1870), French composer and pianist
  • Markus Jari Ketterer (b. 1967), Finish retired professional ice hockey player, inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Reinhard E. Ketterer (b. 1948), German retired competitive figure skater

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Ketterer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ketterer 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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