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

Dorksen Early Origins



The surname Dorksen 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.

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Dorksen Spelling Variations


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Dorksen Spelling Variations



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

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Dorksen Early History


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Dorksen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorksen research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1825 and 1855 are included under the topic Early Dorksen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dorksen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dorksen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dorksen 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:

Dorksen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aganeta Dorksen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878
  • Anna Dorksen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878
  • Cornelius Dorksen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878
  • David Dorksen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878
  • Eva Dorksen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dorksen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Dorksen, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Gehrhard Dorksen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Heinrich Dorksen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Jacob Dorksen, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Solomon Dorksen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Dorksen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dorksen 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 18 October 2013 at 00:38.

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