The horse a symbol of Speed and Intellect. Azure (blue) denotes Truth and Loyalty.
The horse of the arms issuing from a crown or.
The German family name of FRATER is classified as being of nickname origin and is a variant of FRETER, which is derived from the Middle Low German verb 'vreten', meaning 'to devour', indicating 'one who was fond of eating, a glutton'. Variants of the surname FRATER include FRATER and FRETER.
One of the earliest referrences to this name or to a varaint is a record of one Andreas Frater, son of Jorg and Anna Frater, who was baptised in Chemnitz, Saxony, in 1551. Anna Frater and Jorg Herste were married in the Church of St. Jacobi in Chemnitz in 1568 and the baptism of Maria Frater took place in the same church in 1573.
(This information was supplied by The Historical Research Center Inc. Coppyright 1993. Further information can be obtained from The Historical Research Center Inc.