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Retter Early Origins



The surname Retter was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times. The family name Retter appeared on the early census rolls taken by the Kings of Britain, shortly after the Norman invasion, to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Retter Spelling Variations


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Retter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rutter, Ruttery, Rutty and others.

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Retter Early History


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Retter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Retter research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1775, 1687, 1730, 1720 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Retter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Retter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Retter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Retter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Retter In Ireland


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Retter In Ireland



Some of the Retter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Retter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Retter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Johann Ludwig Retter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Casper Retter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johannes Retter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Retter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louise Retter, aged 35, landed in New York in 1854
  • Maria Retter, aged 9, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Christn Retter, who arrived in New York in 1854
  • Gottlieb Retter, aged 34, landed in New York in 1854
  • Carl Retter, aged 4, arrived in New York in 1854

Retter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Retter, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Jane Retter, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Retter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Retter (post 1700)



  • Harold W. Retter, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Franklin 2nd Ward, 1948

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Melitae amor
Motto Translation: Love of Malta.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. 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.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Retter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Retter 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 23 August 2016 at 08:28.

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