Dieterichs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Dieterichs has long been found in Switzerland. Dieterichs 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 Dieterichs family
The surname Dieterichs 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.
Early History of the Dieterichs family
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Dieterichs Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dieterich, Dietrich, Dittrich, Diterich, Deeterich, Dieterick, Diterichs, Diterig and many more.
Early Notables of the Dieterichs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dieterichs family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Dieterich, who came to New York in 1709-1710; Christoffel Dieterich, who settled in Philadelphia in 1765; David Dieterich, who settled in Philadelphia in 1750.
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