The Lotter surname is derived from a medieval given name of uncertain origins.
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1162 when Alwin Loth held estates in that shire. In 1275 William Lot held in Suffolk.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Lothrop, who settled in Boston in 1634; Peter Lot, who came to New York, NY in 1652; John Lotte, who settled in Virginia sometime between 1663 and 1679.