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Where did the German Diel family come from? What is the German Diel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Diel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Diel family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Diehl, Diel, Dele, Deel, Diehle, Diele, Diehlen and others.

First found in Frankfurt, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The family is known to have come with the Teutonic Order to Prussia; Knoghts bearing this name fought against the Poles at the decisive battle of Tannenberg.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diel research. Another 119 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Diel History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Diel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diel Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Ananias Diel, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Henrig Diel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Diel, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johan Jurg Diel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Kristiaan Diel, who landed in New York in 1709


Diel Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Valentine Diel, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1844
  • Martin Diel, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Pieter Diel, aged 40, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Christian Diel, who arrived in America in 1851
  • John M Diel, who arrived in Mississippi in 1852


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  1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Diel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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