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Early Origins of the Dierkes family

The surname Dierkes was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Dierkes family

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Dierkes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dirk, Dirke, Dirkes, Dirks, Dirck, Durk, Durck, Durke, van Dirk, Dirike, Dierkes and many more.

Early Notables of the Dierkes family

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United States Dierkes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dierkes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernh Gerh Dierkes, who arrived in America in 1846-1850 1
  • Bemh Herm Dierkes, who landed in America in 1848-1849 1
  • Heinr Florenz Dierkes, who arrived in America in 1848-1849 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Dierkes (post 1700) +

  • J. H. Dierkes, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912 2

  • Fred Dierkes (1921-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 3

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  3. Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook