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The name Dettmann 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."

Dettmann Early Origins



The surname Dettmann 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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Dettmann Spelling Variations


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Dettmann 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 Dettmann include Detmer, Dettmer, Dettmann (Hamburg, Mecklenburg), Tidemore, Detmar, Dedmer, Didmer and many more.

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Dettmann Early History


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Dettmann Early History



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

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Dettmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dettmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dettmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dettmann or a variant listed above:

Dettmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Maria Dettmann, aged 42, arrived in America in 1843
  • Jochen Dettmann, aged 22, landed in New York in 1849
  • Gustav Dettmann, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Wilhlemine Dettmann, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Darz, in 1893
  • Victoria Dettmann, aged 1, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dettmann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Stanisl Dettmann, aged 40, who landed in America from Gouceck, Russia, in 1906
  • Gotfred Dettmann, aged 2, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Erna Dettmann, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany, in 1910
  • Bertha Dettmann, aged 24, who landed in America from Schoneberg, Germany, in 1910
  • Eduard Dettmann, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Frankfurt, Germany, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dettmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dettmann (post 1700)



  • Andrew Dettmann, American television producer and writer
  • Matthew Dettmann, American Primetime Emmy nominated sound engineer, best known for his work on Spiderman (2002)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Dettmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dettmann 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.

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