Dittrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dittrich surname derives from the Germanic personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), which was composed of the elements "theud," meaning "people," or "race," and "ric," meaning "powerful."

Early Origins of the Dittrich family

The surname Dittrich was first found in Switzerland, where the name Dietrich emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. The popularity of the name can be traced back to the major figure of Theodrich the Great, King of the Goths in the 5th century. 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 Dittrich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dittrich research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1825 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Dittrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dittrich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dieterich (Austria), Dietrich, Dittrich (Silesia), Diterich, Deeterich, Dieterick, Diterichs, Diterig and many more.

Early Notables of the Dittrich family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dittrich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Dittrich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dittrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rudolph Dittrich, who arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1851 [1]
  • Therese Dittrich, aged 21, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854 [1]
  • Eva Dittrich, aged 17, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854 [1]
  • Robert Dittrich, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]
  • Edward Dittrich, who landed in Iowa in 1886 [1]

Canada Dittrich migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dittrich Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Jacob Dittrich U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dittrich (post 1700) +

  • Jerry Dittrich, American politician, Mayor of Benbrook, Texas; Elected 2009, 2011 [3]
  • Rudolph Dittrich (1850-1922), German entomologist
  • Olli Dittrich (b. 1956), German actor, comedian, television personality and musician
  • Klaus R. Dittrich (1950-2007), German computer scientist
  • Dirk Dittrich (b. 1986), German footballer
  • Franz Dittrich (1815-1859), Austrian pathologist
  • Boris Ottokar Dittrich (b. 1955), Dutch human rights activist and a former politician

  • Adolf Dittrich (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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