400 to 450; in old High German it is chazza or catero, and in Middle German kattaro.
In the iith century the German monk Notker Labeo translated the first two books into Old High German.
Another but less probable explanation derives the name from a combination of the old high German word uudra, meaning league, and bai, a Gothic word for both.
The etymology of this last name has been much disputed, but there seems now to be little doubt that it is derived from the Old High German chara, meaning suffering or mourning.
The origin of this is the Old High German scirman, to fight behind a shield, scirm, Modern German Schirm.