Dietze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dietze family

The surname Dietze 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.

Early History of the Dietze family

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

Dietze Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dietze family (pre 1700)

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dietze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • August Dietze, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Mrs. Peter Dietze, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Guido Dietze, who landed in California in 1878 [1]
  • Otto Dietze, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dietze (post 1700) +

  • Otto E. Dietze, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Stockton, California, 1934 [2]

  • Hans Dietze (1915-1941), German Obermaschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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