When Bertie Walter was born on 30 March 1870, in Niles, Berrien, Michigan, United States, her father, Edgar Etticker Walter, was 45 and her mother, Mary Derby, was 34. She died on 6 May 1870, in her hometown, at the age of 0.
English (of Norman origin), German, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, and Danish: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements wald ‘rule’ + heri, hari ‘army’. This personal name was introduced into England both in the reign of Edward the Confessor and by the Normans (in the forms Walt(i)er, Waut(i)er). After the Norman Conquest it soon became one of the most popular personal names in Britain. Compare Walther .
Germanized or Americanized form of Czech, Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian Valter and Czech Valtr: from the personal name Valter, Valtr, of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above).
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