Last name origins & meanings:
- German: metonymic occupational name for a quilt maker, from an
agent derivative of Middle High German kulter, kolter
‘quilt’ (Latin culcitra).
- German: from Middle High German, Middle
Low German kolter ‘plowshare’ (Latin culter), hence a
metonymic occupational name for a maker of plows, a plowman, or
possibly for an arable farmer.
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