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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Dittmaier, Dittmaiers, Dittmayr, Dittmeyer, Ditmeyer, Dittmaier, Dittmayer, Ditmayer, Dittmer, Dittmar, Ditmar and many more.

First found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name Ditmar contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diem research. Another 205 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 181 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Diem History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Diem Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diem Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johan Adam Diem, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hans Adam Diem, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Peter Diem, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Christian Diem, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Diem Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Georg Friederich Diem, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Georg Michael Diem, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Joh Jak Diem, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Christ Diem, who landed in America in 1807
  • Lor Diem, who arrived in America in 1807


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  2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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  8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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The Diem Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diem 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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