Teetor 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 Teetor family

The surname Teetor 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 Teetor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teetor research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1450, and 1463 are included under the topic Early Teetor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Teetor 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 Teetor family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Teetor family

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 Teetor (post 1700) +

  • Leora Teetor (b. 1871), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924, 1932, 1936 (alternate), 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate)
  • Edison Lothair Teetor (b. 1897), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; President, Perfect Circle Corp., piston ring manufacturer, 1938-46; Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1945-47. Christian Scientist


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