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The surname Dilg is derived from the personal name Odilia, the patron saint of the Alsace. Odilia was shortened into the diminutive form Dilia, and then it was shortened again to Dilg. There is a double diminutive form and the suffix "er" was sometimes added to the name. Patronymic surnames, such as Dilg, arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, theChristian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.

Dilg Early Origins



The surname Dilg was first found in Swabia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name comes from Odilia, patron saint of the Alsace, and it soon took the form of Dilia, and thence Dilg. Records reveal that a Mathis Dilger lived in Tuebingen in 1456.

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Dilg Spelling Variations


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Dilg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dilg, Dilger, Dilge, Tilgner (Silesia) and others.

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Dilg Early History


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Dilg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dilg research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1771 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Dilg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dilg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dilg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dilg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dilg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Dilg, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1834
  • Louis Dilg settled in Philadelphia in 1836
  • William Dilg arrived in Philadelphia in 1836
  • George Phil Dilg, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854
  • John N Dilg, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dilg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dilg (post 1700)



  • Herbert A. Dilg, American Republican politician, Village President of Morton Grove, Illinois, 1925, 1935-42; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Joseph C Dilg, American lawyer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Dilg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dilg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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