Detweiler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Detweiler family

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.

Early History of the Detweiler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Detweiler research. Another 91 words (6 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.

Detweiler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Detweiler family (pre 1700)

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Detweiler Ranking

In the United States, the name Detweiler is the 11,719th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Detweiler migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Christo Ludwig Detweiler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767 [2]
  • Johann Detweiler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774 [2]
Detweiler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Detweiler, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817 [2]

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) [3]
  • Esther M. Detweiler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 [3]
  • Alan Detweiler (1926-2012), Canadian composer and author
  • David Kenneth Detweiler (b. 1909), internationally recognized veterinarian and cardio-vascular scientist


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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