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The name Detmer is the German form of the Latin name Theudoricus, and it is composed of the Old German word "diot," which in Modern German is "volk" and means "people" or "race" and the Old German word "mar," which means "popular," "famous," or "big."

Detmer Early Origins



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

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Detmer Spelling Variations


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Detmer Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Detmer include Detmer, Dettmer, Dettmann (Hamburg, Mecklenburg), Tidemore, Detmar, Dedmer, Didmer and many more.

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Detmer Early History


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Detmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Detmer research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1781 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Detmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Detmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Detmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Detmer 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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Detmers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Detmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Michel Detmer settled in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Hans Michel Detmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728

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Contemporary Notables of the name Detmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Detmer (post 1700)



  • Ty Hubert Detmer (b. 1967), American former college and professional football player, inducted into he College Football Hall of Fame
  • Julian Francis Detmer (1865-1958), American business man and founder of Detmer Woolen Company in 1885 in New York City
  • Don E. Detmer MD, MA, FACMI, FACS, American Professor Emeritus and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia and Visiting Professor at CHIME, University College of London
  • Matthew Detmer (b. 1968), American actor, known for Michael Clayton (2007), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Law & Order (1990)
  • Amanda Jeannette Detmer (b. 1971), American actress, known for Final Destination (2000), You, Me and Dupree (2006) and Big Fat Liar (2002)
  • Koy Detmer (b. 1973), American professional football (NFL) player
  • Wilhelm Detmer (1850-1930), German botanist, plant physiologist and agriculturalist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Detmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Detmer 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 11 August 2015 at 07:58.

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