Diertorff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the distinguished German surname Diertorff 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."
Early Origins of the Diertorff family
The surname Diertorff 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 Diertorff family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Diertorff family
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Diertorff Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dierdorf, Diersdorf, Dierdorff, Deardorff, Derdop, Tierdorf, Tiersdorf and many more.
Early Notables of the Diertorff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Diertorff family
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.