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The name Dettmer 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."

Dettmer Early Origins



The surname Dettmer 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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Dettmer Spelling Variations


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Dettmer Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Dettmer include Detmer, Dettmer, Dettmann (Hamburg, Mecklenburg), Tidemore, Detmar, Dedmer, Didmer and many more.

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Dettmer Early History


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Dettmer Early History



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

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Dettmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dettmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Dettmer surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Dettmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Carl Dettmer, age 37, who settled in Marlborough, Massachusetts in 1777
  • Carl Dettmer, who arrived in America in 1777
  • Friedrich Dettmer, who arrived in America in 1780
  • Heinrich Dettmer, who landed in America in 1780

Dettmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Dettmer, who landed in New York in 1838
  • Conradina Dettmer, age 20, who settled in Texas in 1845
  • Bernhard Dettmer, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870
  • Dietrich Dettmer, who landed in Ohio in 1869

Dettmer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Dettmer, age 26, who settled in Canada in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dettmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dettmer (post 1700)



  • John Franklin Dettmer (b. 1970), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Texas Rangers from 1995 to 1996
  • Brian Dettmer (b. 1974), American contemporary artist
  • Robert P. "Bob" Dettmer (b. 1951), American politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2007-)
  • Michael H. Dettmer, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, 1994-
  • George Dettmer, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Piqua, Ohio, 1877-81

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    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Dettmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dettmer 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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