Detwiler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Detwiler family

The surname Detwiler 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 Detwiler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Detwiler research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 138 and 1386 are included under the topic Early Detwiler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Detwiler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Detwiler family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Detwiler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Detwiler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Detwiler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Martin Detwiler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]

Canada Detwiler migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Detwiler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Detwiler, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Jacob R Detwiler, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • John W Detwiler, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Rudy, Detwiler Jr., who arrived in Canada in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Detwiler (post 1700) +

  • Ross Emery Detwiler (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Michele Detwiler (b. 1976), American opera singer
  • Larry Detwiler, American Primetime Emmy winning television director, miniature effects artist, and visual effects producer
  • James R. "Jim" Detwiler (b. 1945), former American NFL football halfback
  • Jason Detwiler (b. 1975), American baritone opera singer
  • Charles Michael "Chuck" Detwiler (b. 1947), former American NFL football defensive back
  • Andrea Detwiler, American Emmy Award winning costume designe, known for her work on on PBS' "Sesame Street" and the "Muppets"
  • Roy E. Detwiler, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1948 [2]
  • Roy B. Detwiler, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1934 [2]
  • Jones Detwiler, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 12th District, 1877-78 [2]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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