personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), which was composed of the elements "theud," meaning "people," or "race," and "ric," meaning "powerful."
Early Origins of the Dierck family
Switzerland, where the name Dietrich emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. The popularity of the name can be traced back to the major figure of Theodrich the Great, King of the Goths in the 5th century. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Dierck family
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Dierck Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dieterich (Austria), Dietrich, Dittrich (Silesia), Diterich, Deeterich, Dieterick, Diterichs, Diterig and many more.
Early Notables of the Dierck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dierck family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Dieterich, who came to New York in 1709-1710; and who was one of the many bearers of this name who landed in North America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Contemporary Notables of the name Dierck (post 1700)
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