Show ContentsDeters 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 Deters family

The surname Deters 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 Deters family

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Deters 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 Deters family (pre 1700)

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United States Deters migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deters Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lambert Heinr Deters, who landed in America in 1840 [1]
  • Bernard Deters, who arrived in Iowa in 1884 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Deters (post 1700) +

  • Joseph T. "Joe" Deters (b. 1957), American politician, 44th Ohio State Treasurer (1999-2005)
  • Joseph T. Deters (b. 1957), American Republican politician, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, 1989-92; Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1992-99, 2005-; Ohio Treasurer of State, 1999- [2]
  • Jan Deters, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008 [2]

  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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook