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Origin and popularity of the name HAYTER

Origin

Hayter : English (southern):: 1: nickname from Old French hait(i)er haitour heitur ‘entertainer merrymaker’ an agent noun derived from Old French Anglo-Norman French hait(i)er heit(i)er ‘to make glad please entertain’.2: in northern England perhaps a variant of Eatough with prosthetic H- a habitational name from Ayothalgh a lost minor placename in Altham (Lancashire).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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