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 Determan family
The surname Determan 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.
Early History of the Determan family
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Determan 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 Determan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Determan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Dieter, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Georg Dieter arrived in Philadelphia in 1729; Hendrick Dieter settled in New York state in 1744.
Contemporary Notables of the name Determan (post 1700)
- Anna Olson Determan, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for Secretary of State of Minnesota, 1930 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html