I'm creating a site that will feature links to and works of those who bear the surname Notter. Anyone who bears the Notter surname should contact me. Thank you!
In the interim, here is some information regarding those who bear this unique surname.
I'm 1 of 3,100 who possess the surname Notter. In antiquity, a Notter or Nutter (alternate spelling) was a literate person who carried parchment and ink in a leather satchel.
They provided their literary skills to the governments and general populations which were predominantly illiterate in ancient times.
Notter means scribe. Interestingly, my Grandfather Augustus, (incidentally I was born in August) Notter, while working as a Clerk (French for Scribe) met/married Lillian Clark (English for Scribe).
Note: This is also the tie in with my being the fourth generation grandson of Explorer, General George Rogers Clark, elder brother of Explorer, Captain William Clark of the Corp of Discovery a.k.a. Lewis & Clark Expedition.
However, that is not my claim to fame. :-) It's just a historical ancestral tidbit.
Throughout history and today, Notters have established themselves in the arts, sciences, business, religion, as well as other important key positions in societies around the world. In sociological terms, their being in service to society (humanity) places them atop the pyramid of the hierarchy of society.
Notter surname: an alternate spelling and meaning. In addition to what one did, surnames were also derived from places and due to dialects were pronounced differently and/or due to penmanship appeared to be spelled differently.
This accounts for one variation of Notter, which is, Nutter. It is easy to see when written, the letter o could appear as u and vice versa.
According to Svensson's Saxon Place - Names Of East Cornwall, the name Notter first appears in 1300 and meant bare rock. Perhaps, slang for a clean slate.
Notter Bridge, located in Cornwall, near Saltash Valley in Great Britain, consists of a Bare Rock Ionian influenced Roman Architecture Keystone Design.
There is also a Notter Trail in Arizona.
In closing, I look forward to hearing from anyone interested in the Notter site project.
It may be to some just a surname, however, it carries with it a responsibility and respect.