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The roots of the distinguished German surname Deardorff lie in the western region of the Rhineland. The name is derived from "Dierdorf," the name of a town located near Koblenz, which is itself derived from "tier," meaning "animal," and "dorf," meaning "village."

Deardorff Early Origins



The surname Deardorff was first found in the Rhineland, where the town of Dierdorf is located. It was common during this period to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the original bearer of the name was a native of Dierdorf who had moved somewhere else. The young Deardorff family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.

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Deardorff Spelling Variations


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Deardorff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dierdorf, Diersdorf, Dierdorff, Deardorff, Derdop, Tierdorf, Tiersdorf and many more.

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Deardorff Early History


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Deardorff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deardorff research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 150 and 1504 are included under the topic Early Deardorff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deardorff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deardorff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Deardorff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anthony Dierdorff and his wife Christiana, who were married in York, Pennsylvania in 1740; Johannes Dierdorff and his wife Anna Mary Margaret, who emigrated from the Rhineland to Pennsylvania during the mid-18th century.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deardorff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deardorff (post 1700)



  • J. Evan Deardorff, American scientist of cosmic rays at McMurdo Station in 1964, eponyn of Mount Deardorff, Antarctica
  • Alan V. Deardorff (b. 1944), American John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Laben F. Deardorff, American founder of L.F. Deardorff & Sons, In c., an American manufacturer of wooden large-format 4"x5" and large bellows view cameras from 1923 through 1988
  • George L. Deardorff, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904
  • John Howard Deardorff (b. 1909), American politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Deardorff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deardorff 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 13:24.

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