Deter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

This Surname was created from the Upper German personal name Dietrich, which is in turn derived from the elements "Diet," meaning "nation or people," and "her," meaning "army."

Early Origins of the Deter family

The surname Deter was first found in Pomerania, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The five sons Peter Deterde (also spelt Dithers) were granted the feudal property of Grapow by the Duke Bolislav in 1514.

Important Dates for the Deter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deter research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1450, and 1463 are included under the topic Early Deter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dieter, Deiter, Dieters, Deiters, Dietherr, Deeter, Deter, Deters, Teter, Teters, Dieterlen, Dietherle, Dietert and many more.

Early Notables of the Deter family (pre 1700)

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Deter migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathias Deter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • Matthias Deter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • William Deter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Jost Deter, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Deter (post 1700)

  • Auguste Deter (1849-1906), German patient, the first person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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