personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), which was composed of the elements "theud," meaning "people," or "race," and "ric," meaning "powerful."
Early Origins of the Dietterich family
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 Dietterich family
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Dietterich 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 Dietterich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dietterich family to the New World and Oceana
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Dietterich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dietterich (post 1700)
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