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Origin Displayed: English
Origins Available: Dutch, English, German
Spelling variations include: Walter, Walters, Watter, Watters, Walthew, Wattis and others.
First found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat from early times as Lords of the manor or Crowhurst.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: William Walters, a fisherman, settled in Trinity, Newfoundland, in 1757; Henry Walters was a gun-maker of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1806; Casper Walter from England settled in New York in 1709 with his wife and nine children.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name Walter
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.
Some noteworthy people of the name Walter
Jessica Walter (1944-) American actress
Bruno Walter (1876-1962) Ger/Am conductor
John Walter (1776-1847) English newspaper owner
John Walter (1819-1894) English newspaper proprietor
Lucy Walter (1630-1658) English gentlewoman
Hubert Walter (d. 1205) English statesman
John Walter (1739-1812) English printer
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