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Teeters History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



This Surname was created from the Upper German personal name Dietrich, which is in turn derived from the elements "Diet," meaning "nation or people," and "her," meaning "army."


Early Origins of the Teeters family


The surname Teeters was first found in Pomerania, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The five sons Peter Deterde (also spelt Dithers) were granted the feudal property of Grapow by the Duke Bolislav in 1514.

Early History of the Teeters family


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Teeters Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dieter, Deiter, Dieters, Deiters, Dietherr, Deeter, Deter, Deters, Teter, Teters, Dieterlen, Dietherle, Dietert and many more.

Early Notables of the Teeters family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Teeters family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Dieter, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Georg Dieter arrived in Philadelphia in 1729; Hendrick Dieter settled in New York state in 1744.

Contemporary Notables of the name Teeters (post 1700)


  • John L. Teeters, American politician, Member of University of Nebraska Board of Regents, 1900-06
  • Beatrice Teeters, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940

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