Dietrichs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dietrichs 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 Dietrichs family

The surname Dietrichs 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 Dietrichs family

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

Dietrichs 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 Dietrichs family (pre 1700)

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


United States Dietrichs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dietrichs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lisette Dietrichs, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]


  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)


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