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The Lyter surname is derived form the Middle High German word "lîte," meaning "a mountain side slope." No doubt the first people to be called by this name lived in such a location.

Lyter Early Origins



The surname Lyter was first found in Bavaria. The first recorded instance of this surname occurs in the 'Geschichte des Hauses Habsburg" (History of the House of Habsburg) where a Stephan Leyttner is listed in 1376.

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Lyter Spelling Variations


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Lyter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leiter, Leitner, Laitner, Leiten, Leithen and others.

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Lyter Early History


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Lyter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyter research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1451, 1545, 1635, 1651, 1714, 1803, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Lyter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lyter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lyter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lyter 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Lyter, aged 39, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Ellen Lyter, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyter (post 1700)



  • W. M. Lyter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1912 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. M. Lyter, American politician, Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1870 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Lyter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyter 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.

This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 10:31.

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