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Roiter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Roiter is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Roiter was a surname given to a person with red hair. Roiter is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Occupational surnames were derived from the primary activity of the bearer. In the Middle Ages, people did not generally live off of the fruits of their labor in a particular job. Rather, they performed a specialized task, as well as farming, for subsistence. Other occupational names were derived from an object associated with a particular activity.

Early Origins of the Roiter family



Contemporary Notables of the name Roiter (post 1700)


  • Fulvio Roiter (1926-2016), Italian photographer, Prix Nadar winner in 1956

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