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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Other Forms FormsMuter, Mütter

Meaning & History

(also Mütter): occupational name for an official employed to measure grain, from Middle High German mutte, mütte 'bushel', 'grain measure' (Latin modius) + the agent suffix -er.
Added 5/28/2012 by anonymous
Edited 8/31/2017 by Sofia and sakuegonevon