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The name Ditmer is the German form of the Latin name Theudoricus, and it is composed of the Old German word "diot," which in Modern German is "volk" and means "people" or "race" and the Old German word "mar," which means "popular," "famous," or "big."

Ditmer Early Origins



The surname Ditmer was first found in Regensburg, Bavaria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Ditmer Spelling Variations


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Ditmer Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Ditmer include Detmer, Dettmer, Dettmann (Hamburg, Mecklenburg), Tidemore, Detmar, Dedmer, Didmer and many more.

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Ditmer Early History


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Ditmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ditmer research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1781 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Ditmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ditmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ditmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ditmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ditmer or a variant listed above:

Ditmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Ditmer came to Philadelphia in 1806
  • Jacob Ditmer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • John Ditmer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Maryland in 1839
  • John Ditmer arrived in Allegany County, Maryland in 1839

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ditmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ditmer (post 1700)



  • Dorcas Ditmer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000, 2004
  • Dodie Ditmer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Ditmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ditmer 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 January 2016 at 15:13.

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