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The roots of the distinguished German surname Dierstorffer 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."

Dierstorffer Early Origins



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

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Dierstorffer Spelling Variations


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Dierstorffer Spelling Variations



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

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Dierstorffer Early History


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Dierstorffer Early History



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

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Dierstorffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dierstorffer 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Dierstorffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dierstorffer 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.

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