Origin of the Name Sater
The ancient history of the name Sater
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Sater
include Satter, Sayter, Soyter, Setter, Saeter, Van Setter and many others. The name Sater has a number of origins. It can be derived from the Norwegian locality name Saeter, which is taken from an old word Norwegian meaning 'farm' or 'mountain farm'. Locality names are derived from placenames and describe someone who lived near a physical feature such as a tree, hill, river or church, or from habitations such as a town, village, farmstead or County. The name Sater can also be derived from the Setter and Van Setter names found in Belgium and the lowlands of Europe. Over the centuries names were changed according to how they sounded and were pronounced with the same name often being both spelled and pronounced differently in neighboring towns and cities. From Europe the name Sater and its many variants spread to America, Canada, Australia and the new world beyond.
The Sater coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Sater descendants.