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The roots of the distinguished German surname Dierdorff 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."

Dierdorff Early Origins



The surname Dierdorff 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 Dierdorff family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.

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Dierdorff Spelling Variations


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Dierdorff Spelling Variations



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

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Dierdorff Early History


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Dierdorff Early History



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

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Dierdorff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dierdorff 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Dierdorff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dierdorff (post 1700)



  • Henry Beecher Dierdorff (1851-1935), American inventor, best known for his first successful application of electricity to power mining equipment underground

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Dierdorff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dierdorff 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 07:44.

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