Dietz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Dietz family

The surname Dietz was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Diez, the geographical origin of the name, is a town with a castle (later a prison) that belonged to the counts of Nassau-Dillenburg, in what was Hesse-Nassau. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Dietz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dietz research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1786, 1794, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Dietz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dietz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Diez, Diets, Diedse, Dietze, Diets, Deetz and others.

Early Notables of the Dietz family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Dietz were Heinrich Friedrich Dietz, ennobled 1786, who was a diplomat stationed in Constantinople (now Instanbul); he later donated...
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Dietz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dietz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philipp Dietz, who arrived in America in 1730 [1]
  • Conrad Dietz who arrived with his wife and children in America in 1738
  • Conrad Dietz, who arrived in America in 1738 [1]
  • Hans G Dietz, who arrived in America in 1738 [1]
  • Hans Georg Dietz, who landed in Carolina in 1738 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dietz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinr Dietz, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Peter, Dietz Jr., who landed in America in 1833 [1]
  • Joachim Heinrich Dietz, aged 45, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Joh Dietz, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • Ph H Dietz, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dietz (post 1700)

  • John Dietz (1870-1939), American two time Olympic gold medalist for shooting at 1908 and 1912 games
  • William Corey Dietz (b. 1945), American science fiction author
  • Steven Dietz, American playwright
  • Robert S Dietz, American geophysicist and oceanographer
  • Howard Dietz (1896-1983), American lyric writer and librettist
  • Staff Sergeant Robert H Dietz, American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Petty Officer Danny P Dietz (1980-2005), U.S. Navy SEAL who was posthumously awarded the Navy's 2nd highest citation for valor, the Navy Cross, on 13 September 2006 [2]
  • Edward C. Dietz, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 3rd District, 1961 [3]
  • Cyrus E. Dietz (d. 1929), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924; Justice of Illinois State Supreme Court, 1928-29 [3]
  • Arthur Dietz, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 12th District, 1948 [3]
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Dietz family

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  • Peter Dietz (1919-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

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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. ^ Danny Dietz. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Danny Dietz. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Dietz
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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