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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."

Teter Early Origins



The surname Teter 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.

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Teter Spelling Variations


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Teter Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Dieter, Deiter, Dieters, Deiters, Dietherr, Deeter, Deter, Deters, Teter, Teters, Dieterlen, Dietherle, Dietert and many more.

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Teter Early History


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Teter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Teter research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1450, and 1463 are included under the topic Early Teter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Teter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Teter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Teter 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Teter or a variant listed above:

Teter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catha Teter, aged 1, who landed in America from Fronk, in 1899

Teter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adam Teter, aged 40, who settled in America from Hamberg, Hungary, in 1904
  • Andrzej Teter, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Dwikozy, Russia, in 1909
  • Franz Teter, aged 39, who landed in America from B Baden, Germany, in 1912
  • Gizella Teter, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Salgoyaryan, Hungary, in 1913
  • Clara L. Teter, aged 46, who emigrated to America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Teter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Teter (post 1700)



  • Nicole Teter (1973-2002), American gold medalist middle distance runner at the 2002 U.S. Outdoor Championships
  • Hannah Teter (b. 1987), American Olympic gold medalist snowboarder [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Hannah Teter. (Retrieved 2011, July 19) Hannah Teter. Retrieved from http://www.go211.com/u/hannahteter/

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hannah Teter. (Retrieved 2011, July 19) Hannah Teter. Retrieved from http://www.go211.com/u/hannahteter/

Other References

  1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Teter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teter 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 8 May 2013 at 08:04.

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