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The surname Diehl was first found in Frankfurt, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The family is known to have come with the Teutonic Order to Prussia; Knoghts bearing this name fought against the Poles at the decisive battle of Tannenberg.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Diehl, Diel, Dele, Deel, Diehle, Diele, Diehlen and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diehl research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Diehl History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Diehl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diehl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Ananias Diehl, who arrived in New York in 1714
  • Michael Diehl, who arrived in America in 1727
  • Alexander Diehl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Hans Jacob Diehl, who arrived in America in 1730
  • Johann Adam Diehl, who arrived in America in 1731


Diehl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Johan Stephan Diehl, aged 28, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • A. M. Diehl, age 25, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820
  • Georg Adam Diehl, who landed in America in 1832
  • Mrs. Wilhelm Diehl, who landed in America in 1833
  • Heinrich Diehl, who arrived in America in 1834


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  • William Diehl (1924-2006), American novelist and photojournalist
  • Captain Walter Stuart Diehl (1893-1976), American naval officer and pioneering aeronautical engineer
  • Frank R. Diehl, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Lehighton, Pennsylvania, 1927-34
  • Eleanor Diehl, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Edward S. Diehl, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1935-37, 1943-45
  • David D. Diehl, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1968, 1970
  • D. W. Diehl, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 8th District, 1992
  • Cynthia Diehl, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1972
  • Conrad Diehl (b. 1843), American politician, Mayor of Buffalo, New York, 1898-1901
  • C. O. Diehl, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964

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  • The Deal (also Diehl) Family of Hornbrook, California: Five Generations of Descendants From George Deal and Elizabeth Rexford Since He Came to California in 1851 by Lehmann Deal.
  • The Diehl-Deal-Dill-Dale Families of America by Harry A. Diehl.
  • Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Diehl and Margaretha Ritchey, His Wife, of Loudoun County, Va. and Bedford County, Pa., 1740-1828 by Diehl Genealogy Publishers Committee.
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  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Diehl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diehl 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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