Diemer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

By and large, hereditary surname were formed in Germany when most of the German states were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name and they avoided confusion by adopting a second name. A common form of surnames found in Germany are those that are derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Diemer was a name for a person who was famous among the people. The name Diemer is the German form of the Latin name Theudoricus and it is composed of the Old German word "diot," which in modern German is volk and means people or race, and the Old German word "mar," which means popular, famous, or big. Ditmar is also a local type of surname that comes from Dittmarsdorf in the province of Schlesen. The name Diemer was very popular during medieval times and the family emerged as members of the aristocratic gentry class in the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Diemer family

The surname Diemer was first found in Germany, where in ancient times the name Ditmar made important contributions to the advancement of feudal society. In later years the name branched into many different houses, some of whom played a significant role in the local social and political affairs of the late Middle Ages.

Early History of the Diemer family

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Diemer 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 Diemer include Ditmar, Ditmars, Dittmar, Dittmars, Dittmer, Dittmers, Ditmer, Dietmar, Dithmar, Dettmer, Detmer, Diemer, Detmers, Dismar, Dismer, Dittmayer, Diesmar, Diesmer and many more.

Early Notables of the Diemer family (pre 1700)

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Diemer Ranking

In the United States, the name Diemer is the 10,926th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Diemer migration to the United States +

Some of the first North American settlers with Diemer name or one of its variants:

Diemer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Diemer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Franz Christopher Diemer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1754 [2]
  • Joh Christoph Diemer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
  • Johann Georg Diemer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
  • Jacob Diemer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [2]
Diemer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John J Diemer, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1857 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Diemer (post 1700) +

  • Walter Diemer (1904-1998), American accountant and inventor of bubble gum
  • Marv Diemer (1924-2013), American businessman and politician, Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (1979-1991)
  • Hugo Diemer (1870-1937), American engineer, consultant, professor and management author; he published the first industrial engineering textbook: Factory Organization and Administration in 1910
  • Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927), American contemporary composer
  • Brian Diemer (b. 1961), American bronze medalist middle distance runner at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • John Diemer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912, 1916 [3]
  • Kurt Diemer (1893-1953), German footballer for the Germany National Team (1912-1913)
  • Franz-Zeno Diemer (1889-1954), German aviator; he set a number of world records and was Flight Officer for Bavarian Lifeguard Regiment
  • Emil Josef Diemer (1908-1990), German chess player, known for his Diemer-Duhm Gambit, Alapin-Diemer Gambit and the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
  • Louis Diémer (1843-1919), French classical pianist and composer, founder of the Société des Instruments Anciens in the 1890s
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  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 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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