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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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Ellen Lyter, aged 30, 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
  • J. M. Lyter, American politician, Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1870

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. 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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