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The name Dettmerr 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."

Dettmerr Early Origins



The surname Dettmerr 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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Dettmerr Spelling Variations


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Dettmerr Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Dettmerr include Detmer, Dettmer, Dettmann (Hamburg, Mecklenburg), Tidemore, Detmar, Dedmer, Didmer and many more.

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Dettmerr Early History


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Dettmerr Early History



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

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Dettmerr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dettmerr Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dettmerr or a variant listed above: Charles Detmar, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868; Carl Dettmer, age 37, who settled in Marlborough, Massachusetts in 1777; Conradina Dettmer, age 20, who settled in Texas in 1845.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Dettmerr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dettmerr 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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