The surname Diesel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Diesel emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. Since the 13th century the surname was identified with important social and economic advancements which made this territory an important contributor to the development of the great nation of Germany.
Important Dates for the Diesel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diesel research. Another 52 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1692 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Diesel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Diesel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Diesel, Diesl, Diessel, Diesell, Diessler, Diesslen, Diesslel, Diesler, Dieslel, Dieslen, Dieselle, Dieseller, Diesele and many more.
Early Notables of the Diesel family (pre 1700)
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Diesel migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Diesel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Fred Diesel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1806
Andreas Diesel, who arrived in St. Clare County, Illinois in 1851
Andreas Diesel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1851 
Martin Diesel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
Contemporary Notables of the name Diesel (post 1700)
Vin Diesel (b. 1967), stage name of Mark Sinclair, an American actor, writer, director and producer, best known for his roles as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film series and Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858-1913), German engineer and inventor of the eponymous "diesel" internal combustion engine, which completely revolutionized the transportation industry
Juergen Diesel (b. 1926), German Ambassador to Switzerland (1973-77) and Czechoslovakia (1977-82)
Johnny Diesel (b. 1966), award-winning Australian musician
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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