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The surname Walter was first found in Silesia, where the name was associated in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape and define European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Walter, Walters, Walther, Waltherr and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walter research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1699, 1782, 1712, 1740, 1170, 1230, 1708, 1430, 1504, 1651 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Walter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notables of the period with the surname Walter were Walther von der Vogelweide (1170-1230), who was a renowned mediaeval poet. Johann Christoph Walters was the mayor of the city Hirschberg in Silesia and was ennobled...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Walter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Walter, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Walter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Casper Walter from England settled in New York in 1709 with his wife and nine children
  • John George Walter from England settled in New York with his wife and five children in 1709
  • Caspar Walter, who emigrated to America with his wife and their nine children in 1709
  • Barnard Walter, aged 58, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Barbara Walter, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
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Walter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Walter, who arrived in Ohio in 1832
  • Abraham Walter, who landed in Ohio in 1832
  • A. M. Walter, who came to America in 1836
  • Baptiste Walter, aged 27, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1840
  • Heinrich Walter to Texas with his wife Rosine Holzhaueser (1845)
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Walter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Miss. Mary Walter U.E. (b. 1778), aged 5 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 41 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Martin Walter U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Philip Walter U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Walter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Walter, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • William Walter, Welsh convict from Glamorgan, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • John Walter, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Edward Walter, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Thomas Walter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849
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Walter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Walter, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Ellen Walter arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Earnest Walter, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • William Walter, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Sarah Walter arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

Walter Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • Stanley Walter, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
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  • Jessica Walter (b. 1941), American Primetime Emmy Award winning and two-time Golden Globe nominated actress, known for her role in the film Play Misty for Me
  • Andrew Walter (b. 1982), American football quarterback
  • Eugene Ferdinand Walter (1921-1998), American screenwriter, poet, short-story author, actor, puppeteer, gourmet chef, cryptographer, translator, editor, and costume designer
  • Bruno Walter (1876-1962), renowned German-born American conductor, known for his interpretations of Mahler and Mozart
  • Francis Eugene Walter (1894-1963), American Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Horst Walter (1939-2015), German footballer who played from 1957 to 1972, member of the East Germany National Team in 1962
  • Norbert Walter (1944-2012), German economist, Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank from 1990 to 2009
  • Joachim Walter (b. 1940), former East German football player
  • Ulrich Hans Walter (b. 1954), German physicist/engineer and a former astronaut with 9 days, 23 hours, and 40 minutes in space
  • Hellmuth Walter (1900-1980), German engineer who pioneered research into rocket engines and gas turbines
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Walter Historic Events



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  • Mr. William F P Walter (b. 1908), English Warrant Engineer serving for the Royal Navy from Bognor Regis, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
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  • Families of Eliza Walters & Benjamin Franklin Johnson of Orange Co., Indiana by James Walters Johnson.
  • My Cooley-Walters Ancestry in from Fairchance, Penna., and Surrounding Areas by Kathryn Mercedes Cooley Miller.
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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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