Ditmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early History of the Ditmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ditmore research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1781 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Ditmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

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


United States 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 [1]
  • Eduardo Ditmore, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Werra" from Naples, Italy [2]




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