Diez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Diez family

The surname Diez 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 Diez family

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

Diez Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Diez family (pre 1700)

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diez Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jerg Diez, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
Diez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio Diez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804 [1]
  • Maria Diez, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Victor Diez, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1826 [1]
  • Angel Vincente Diez, aged 32, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Francisco Diez, who landed in America in 1833 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Diez (post 1700)

  • Alisa Diez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2004 [2]
  • Friedrich Christian Diez (1794-1876), German philologist
  • Hormando Vaca Diez (b. 1949), Bolivian politician, President of the upper house (Senate) of the Bolivian National Congress

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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