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The roots of the distinguished German surname Dierdorf lie in the western region of the Rhineland. The name is derived from "Dierdorf," the name of a town located near Koblenz, which is itself derived from "tier," meaning "animal," and "dorf," meaning "village."

Dierdorf Early Origins



The surname Dierdorf was first found in the Rhineland, where the town of Dierdorf is located. It was common during this period to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the original bearer of the name was a native of Dierdorf who had moved somewhere else. The young Dierdorf family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.

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Dierdorf Early History


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Dierdorf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dierdorf research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 150 and 1504 are included under the topic Early Dierdorf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dierdorf Spelling Variations


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Dierdorf Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dierdorf, Diersdorf, Dierdorff, Deardorff, Derdop, Tierdorf, Tiersdorf and many more.

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Dierdorf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dierdorf Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anthony Dierdorff and his wife Christiana, who were married in York, Pennsylvania in 1740; Johannes Dierdorff and his wife Anna Mary Margaret, who emigrated from the Rhineland to Pennsylvania during the mid-18th century.

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