Dietzel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dietzel family

The surname Dietzel 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 Dietzel family

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

Dietzel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dietzel family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Dietzel were Heinrich Friedrich Dietz, ennobled 1786, who was a diplomat stationed in Constantinople (now Instanbul); he later donated...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dietzel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dietzel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dietzel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • J Henry Dietzel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Dietzel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Dietzel, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • Ottilie Dietzel, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • August Dietzel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Mathias Dietzel, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • John Dietzel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Dietzel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dietzel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Dietzel, who landed in Canada in 1800

Contemporary Notables of the name Dietzel (post 1700) +

  • Leroy Louis "Roy" Dietzel (1931-2018), American Major League Baseball player who played nine games for the Washington Senators in 1954
  • Paul Dietzel (1924-2013), former American football player, four-time Coach of the Year winner, and college athletics administrator


  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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