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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Retter

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  1. One who rets.

retter was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian Bokmål, and Norwegian Nynorsk

Notable Persons With the Last Name Retter

Yolanda Retter was a librarian. Yolanda was born on December 4th, 1947 in New Haven, Connecticut. She left this life on August 18th, 2007.


Erich Retter was a soccer player for the VfB Stuttgart and Germany national football team. Erich was born on February 17th, 1925 in Plüderhausen. He breathed his last breath on December 27th, 2014.


Hannah was born in 1839 in Sydney. She breathed her last breath in 1940.


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Popularity of Retter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Retter U.S.
  White 94.78% 64.26%
  African American 1.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Retter

People with the last name Retter are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Retter

  • How Popular is the name Retter? As a last name Retter was the 31,724th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Retter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Retter is Friday, December 6th, 1872.
  • How unique is the name Retter? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Retter. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Retter: Your name in reverse order is Retter. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Retter. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Retter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 728 people with the last name Retter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Retter? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Retter as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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