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

Dietrich Early Origins



The surname Dietrich 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.

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Dietrich Spelling Variations


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Dietrich Spelling Variations



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

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Dietrich Early History


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Dietrich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dietrich research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1825 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Dietrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dietrich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dietrich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dietrich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dietrich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Dietrich, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Mrs. Jacob Dietrich, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johann Wilhelm Dietrich, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johann Jacob Dietrich, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Anna Eliz Dietrich, aged 20, landed in New York in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dietrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Paul Dietrich, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Franz Dietrich settled in Texas in 1836
  • Catharina Dietrich, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850
  • Johan G Dietrich, aged 38, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Henry Dietrich, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dietrich Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Dietrich, who landed in Manitoba in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dietrich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dietrich (post 1700)



  • Emory M. Dietrich, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Clement J. Dietrich, American politician, U.S. Consul in Nantes, 1897
  • Clayton A. Dietrich, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 6th District; Elected 1926
  • Charles Henry Dietrich (1853-1924), American Republican politician, Governor of Nebraska, 1901; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1901-05
  • Charles Elmer Dietrich (1889-1942), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1935-37
  • Arthur A. Dietrich, American politician, Independent Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1922
  • Andrew Dietrich, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1920
  • Adam Chester Dietrich, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, 1946-77
  • Adam C. Dietrich, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, 1886-89, 1893-97
  • Henry E. Dietrich, American politician, Mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 1954
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Dietrich


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Suggested Readings for the name Dietrich



  • Dietrich Pleffner Roos Genealogy: Being an Account of the Descendants of John Dietrich and Theresa Metz, Who Immigrated From Bavaria to the United States in 1848 by Robert Ralsey Davenport.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Dietrich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dietrich 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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