Dieterich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dieterich surname derives from the Germanic personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), which was composed of the elements "theud," meaning "people," or "race," and "ric," meaning "powerful."

Early Origins of the Dieterich family

The surname Dieterich was first found in Switzerland, where the name Dietrich emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. The popularity of the name can be traced back to the major figure of Theodrich the Great, King of the Goths in the 5th century. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Important Dates for the Dieterich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dieterich research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1825 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Dieterich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dieterich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dieterich (Austria), Dietrich, Dittrich (Silesia), Diterich, Deeterich, Dieterick, Diterichs, Diterig and many more.

Early Notables of the Dieterich family (pre 1700)

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Dieterich migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dieterich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Dieterich, who landed in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Johann Dieterich, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Wilhelm Dieterich, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Christian Dieterich, who settled in New York in 1709-1710
  • Jacob Dieterich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dieterich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Dieterich, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Gottlieb Dieterich, aged 23, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Johan G Dieterich, aged 52, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Johann Friedrich Dieterich, who landed in America in 1850-1860 [1]
  • Carl Dieterich, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dieterich (post 1700)

  • William H. Dieterich (1897-1964), American jurist, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice from 1959 until 1964
  • William Henry Dieterich (1876-1940), American politician, US Senator and Congressman from Illinois (1933-1939)
  • Christian Jeffrey "Chris" Dieterich (b. 1958), American NFL football player with the Detroit Lions from 1980 to 1986
  • William Henry Dieterich (1876-1940), American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 30th District, 1917-21; U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1931-33; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1933-39 [2]
  • William H. Dieterich, American politician, Candidate for Justice of Wisconsin State Supreme Court, 1954 [2]
  • Howard L. Dieterich, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960 [2]
  • Johann Christian Dieterich (1722-1800), German publisher and founder of the Dieterich’schen Verlagsbuchhandlung publishing house
  • Heinz Dieterich (b. 1943), German sociologist and a political analyst residing in Mexico
  • Albrecht Dieterich (1866-1908), German classical philologist and religious scholar

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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