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Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Scripts נײַטער(Yiddish)
Pronounced Pron. NIK-ter(English, German) NIKH-tu(German)  [key]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "negator, negate" from Middle High German nicht meaning "not", or "sober", from Middle High German nüchter. Perhaps it originally denoted a person who was a philosopher, judge, or bartender.
Added 1/11/2020 by glacier_bear_82
Edited 1/14/2021 by glacier_bear_82