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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."

Deter Early Origins



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.

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Deter Spelling Variations


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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.

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Deter Early History


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Deter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deter research. Another 165 words (12 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.

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Deter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deter 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 were:

Deter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathias Deter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Matthias Deter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • William Deter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Jost Deter, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deter (post 1700)


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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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Deter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Deter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deter 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 27 July 2016 at 17:42.

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