Deets History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Deets family
The surname Deets was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Diez, the geographical origin of the name, is a town with a castle (later a prison) that belonged to the counts of Nassau-Dillenburg, in what was Hesse-Nassau. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Important Dates for the Deets family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deets research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1786, 1794, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Deets History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Deets Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Diez, Diets, Diedse, Dietze, Diets, Deetz and others.
Early Notables of the Deets family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Deets were Heinrich Friedrich Dietz, ennobled 1786, who was a diplomat stationed in Constantinople (now Instanbul); he later donated...
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Migration of the Deets family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Dietz, age 40; who settled in New York state in 1876; Conrad Dietz who arrived with his wife and children in America in 1738; and Jacob Dietz, age 20.
Contemporary Notables of the name Deets (post 1700)
- Jerry Deets, American two-time bronze medalist Paralympian athlete at the 1996 Paralympic Games
- Edward H. "Ned" Deets III (b. 1957), American Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, a cryptology and information warfare specialist
- John D. Deets, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1948 
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