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Origin and popularity of the name PANTER


Panter : 1: German: topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a panther Middle High German panter (see Panther 1).2: North German: occupational name for a mortgager or pawn broker from a shortened form of Pfandherr.3: English (mainly Northamptonshire) and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English paneter(e) ‘officer in charge of a pantry’ (Anglo-Norman French paneter Old French panetier); the panter of a monastery also distributed loaves to the poor.4: Germanized or Americanized form (or a rare Slovenian variant) of Slovenian and Croatian (of Slovenian origin) Pantar: topographic name from a field name based on the dialect word pant ‘meadow that sticks to the landowner's house’ a word of German origin (see Painter 3). The surname Panter is also a Gottscheerish surname i.e. It originates from the Kočevsko region (German Gottschee) of Lower Carniola formerly largely inhabited by descendants of German-speaking colonists (see Kocevar). Compare Panther 4.

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

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