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Dehmel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Dehmel family. The Dehmel surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that lived in Bavaria.

Early Origins of the Dehmel family


The surname Dehmel was first found in Bavaria, where this surname surfaced in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century onwards the name was associated with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Dehmel family


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Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1776, 1635, 1669, 1746, 1655, 1728, 1670, 1704, 1644, 1709, 1663 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Dehmel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dehmel Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Dehmel include Thoma, Thoman, Thom, Thoms, Toma, Thomas, Tomas, Thomasius, Thoeman, Thome, Thomen, Thomme, Thomm, Demel, Dehmel and many more.

Early Notables of the Dehmel family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the name Dehmel in this period include Frederic Count de Thoms (1669-1746), a German art collector; Peter Lorenz Thomas von Langenhardt (mid 17th century), Secretary of the Johannite Order of knights at Sonnenburg; Christian Thomas (1655-1728, known as Thomasius)...
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Migration of the Dehmel family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dehmel or a variant listed above:

Dehmel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelmine Dehmel, aged 67, who landed in America, in 1894

Dehmel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Dehmel, aged 29, who settled in America from Munchen, Germany, in 1905
  • Martha Dehmel, aged 28, who landed in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1908
  • Karl Dehmel, aged 7, who landed in America from Muhl af Ruhr, Germany, in 1912
  • Katha Dehmel, aged 5, who emigrated to America from Muhl af Ruhr, Germany, in 1912
  • Hildegard Dehmel, aged 34, who settled in America from Mulheim, Germany, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dehmel (post 1700)


  • Ernst Dehmel (1915-1945), German Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Jürgen Dehmel (b. 1958), German bass player and songwriter
  • Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (1863-1920), German poet
  • Klaus Dehmel (b. 1952), Australian professional footballer

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