The Lotter surname is derived from a medieval given name of uncertain origins.
Early Origins of the Lotter family
The surname Lotter was first found in Kent where they held a family seat 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.
Early History of the Lotter family
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Migration of the Lotter family
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.