Deutsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Deutsch, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, which is renowned for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Deutsch family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Early Origins of the Deutsch family

The surname Deutsch was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Important Dates for the Deutsch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deutsch research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1840, 1625 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Deutsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deutsch 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 Deutsch include Deutsch, Deutch, Deuch, Deutchen, Dietsch, Dietzsch, Duetschke, Deutgen, Deutschel, Deutscher and many more.

Early Notables of the Deutsch family (pre 1700)

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Deutsch migration to the United States

Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Deutsch were

Deutsch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jeuriaen Deutsch, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1663 [1]
Deutsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Philip Deutsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Henry Deutsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Georg Adam Deutsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767 [1]
  • Levi Deutsch, age 15, settled in Philadelphia in 1774
Deutsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Deutsch, who arrived in America in 1840 [1]
  • Carl Deutsch, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Carl Deutsch, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Eduard Deutsch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Amalie Catharina Deutsch, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Deutsch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Heinrich Deutsch, aged 23, who arrived in South America in 1909 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Deutsch (post 1700)

  • Kurt Deutsch, American actor, director, and record producer
  • Martin Deutsch (1917-2002), Austrian- American physicist
  • Richard Deutsch (b. 1953), American sculptor
  • Jan G. Deutsch (b. 1935), American philosopher and legal scholar
  • Armin Joseph Deutsch (1918-1969), American astronomer and a science fiction writer
  • Andrew Deutsch (b. 1968), American sound artist
  • Louis "Red" Deutsch (1895-1983), American heavyweight boxer
  • Herbert A. Deutsch (b. 1932), American composer, inventor, and educator
  • Babette Deutsch (1895-1982), American poet, critic, translator, and novelist
  • Helene Deutsch (1884-1982), Austrian- American psychoanalyst and colleague of Sigmund Freud
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  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)
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