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The distinguished surname Detweiler was first found in Basel, Switzerland.

Detweiler Early Origins



The surname Detweiler was first found in Basel, Switzerland, where the name Detweiler could be seen as having made a major contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. As the name became prominent in local affairs, it branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought politcal dominance.

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Detweiler Spelling Variations


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Detweiler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Detwyler, Detweiler, Dettwyler, Dettweiller, Detwiler and many more.

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Detweiler Early History


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Detweiler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Detweiler research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 138 and 1386 are included under the topic Early Detweiler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Detweiler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Detweiler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Detweiler 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Detweiler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Melchior Detweiler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Christo Ludwig Detweiler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767
  • Johann Detweiler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774

Detweiler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Detweiler, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Detweiler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Detweiler (post 1700)



  • Frederick German Detweiler (1881-1960), American sociologist and race relations expert, best known for his book The Negro Press in the United States (1922)
  • Robert Detweiler (1930-2003), American gold medalist rower at the 1952 Olympic Games
  • Craig Detweiler (b. 1964), American author, filmmaker and cultural commentator
  • Robert Slerling "Ducky" Detweiler (1919-2013), American Major League Baseball infielder and manager
  • William H. Detweiler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1940, 1952 (alternate)
  • Esther M. Detweiler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Alan Detweiler (1926-2012), Canadian composer and author
  • David Kenneth Detweiler (b. 1909), internationally recognized veterinarian and cardio-vascular scientist

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Detweiler Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Detweiler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Detweiler 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 16 November 2015 at 11:00.

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