When Thomas Gunter was born on 19 July 1808, in Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas N Gunter, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ware, was 30. He married Nancy Yates on 5 June 1830, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ravanna Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Ravanna, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 9 April 1877, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brantley Cemetery, Ravanna Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States.
German (mainly Günter) and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gunter (Old French Gontier), composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Compare Guenter .