Retter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Retter family
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.
Early History of the Retter family
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Retter Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rutter, Ruttery, Rutty and others.
Early Notables of the Retter family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Rutty (1697-1775) a Dublin Quaker physician and naturalist born in Melksham, Wiltshire; and his cousin, William Rutty M.D. (1687-1730) was an English physician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 30 June 1720 and later became second secretary 30 November 1727.
John Rutter ( fl. 1635), was an English poet who belonged to Ben Jonson's latest circle of friends...
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Retter migration to the United States +
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, who landed in New York in 1854 
- Maria Retter, aged 9, who arrived in New York in 1854 
- Christn Retter, who arrived in New York in 1854 
- Gottlieb Retter, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1854 
- Carl Retter, aged 4, who arrived in New York in 1854 
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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The Retter 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.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html