Last name origins & meanings:
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from
the town of Balta in southern Ukraine.
- German: from a reduced form
of the personal name Baltazar.
- German: in Tyrol, Austria, a
variant of Walter.
- German: possibly also a reduced form of
Swabian Balt(e)ner, from Middle High German balteniere
‘pilgrim’, ‘beggar’, ‘vagrant’. Compare Baldner.
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