Ditmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Ditmore 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."
Early Origins of the Ditmore family
The surname Ditmore 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.
Important Dates for the Ditmore family
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Ditmore Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Ditmore include Detmer, Dettmer, Dettmann (Hamburg, Mecklenburg), Tidemore, Detmar, Dedmer, Didmer and many more.
Early Notables of the Ditmore family (pre 1700)
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Ditmore migration to the United States
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Ditmore surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Ditmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Domenico Ditmore, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Ems" from Genoa, Naples & Gibraltar 
- Eduardo Ditmore, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Werra" from Naples, Italy 
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWR-K65 : 6 December 2014), Domenico Ditmore, 12 May 1897; citing departure port Genoa, Naples & Gibraltar, arrival port New York, ship name Ems, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW8-K4M : 6 December 2014), Eduardo Ditmore, 19 May 1897; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Werra, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).