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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wolter


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Wolter Early Origins



The surname Wolter was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk(1254) is on the site of the original church of St.Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II(1039) and Henry V(1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Wolter Spelling Variations


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Wolter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wolters, Wolter, Woltters, Woolters, Wollters, Wolterz, Woltter, Wollterz, Walters, Walter, van Wolters, Woltars and many more.

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Wolter Early History


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Wolter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolter research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1846 is included under the topic Early Wolter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wolter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wolter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wolter 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:

Wolter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Wolter, who settled in America in 1709
  • Adam Wolter, who landed in New York in 1709
  • John Wolter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786

Wolter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Elisabeth Wolter, aged 39, arrived in America in 1843
  • Angela Wolter, who came to America in 1844
  • Friderike Wolter, who arrived in America in 1844
  • Elis Wolter, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Nicolaus Wolter, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wolter Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • August Wolter, aged 24, arrived in Quebec in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolter (post 1700)



  • Sherilyn Marjorie Wolter (b. 1951), American actress, best known for her starring role on B. J. and the Bear in 1981
  • Harry Meiggs Wolter (1884-1970), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1907 through 1917
  • Adolph Gustav Wolter van R Wolter (1903-1980), was German-born American sculptor, educator, and carver
  • Karl Wolter (1894-1959), German international footballer
  • Charlotte Wolter (1834-1897), Austrian actress from Cologne
  • Birthe Wolter (b. 1981), German actress
  • Maurus Wolter (1825-1890), first abbot and co-founder of the Benedictine Beuron Archabbey, Germany
  • Horst Wolter (b. 1942), German international football player who played 1963 through 1977, member of the National Team (1967-1970)
  • Michel Wolter (b. 1962), Luxembourg politician, President of the FLT (1987–1994)
  • Ralf Wolter (b. 1926), German actor who has appeared in almost 220 films and TV-series
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wolter Historic Events


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Wolter Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Agnes Wolter (1884-1914), née Liston English Second Class Passenger from London, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Wolter Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wolter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wolter 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.

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