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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Thiede. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Thiede family.


The surname Thiede was first found in northern Germany, especially Hamburg, where the name acquired prominence for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more recognized as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, elevating their social status through their great contributions to society. Chronicles suggest that the name is a northern German variation of Dietrich or Diederich. Chronicles first mention one Tidemannus (Tidericus) of Hamburg in 1262.

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Thiede include Tiedeman, Tiedmann, Tiedman, Tiedermann, Tiederman, Tidman, Tidmann, Teedman, Teedmen, Teideman, Teidemann, Thiedemann and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thiede research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1724, 1812, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Thiede History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thiede Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North Ameri ca. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Thiede Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Thiede, who arrived in America in 1780

Thiede Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Katinka Thiede, who landed in New York, NY in 1850

  • Armin Thiede (1917-1943), Polish-born, German Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Volkmar Thiede (b. 1948), East German bronze medalist sprint canoer at the 1974 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
  • Leutnant Fritz Thiede (b. 1896), German World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories
  • Carsten Peter Thiede OCF KStJ (1952-2004), German archaeologist and New Testament scholar, best known for his interpretation of some of the Greek Dead Sea Scrolls fragments
  • Peter Thiede (b. 1968), German two-time gold, six-time silver and three-time bronze medalist rowing cox
  • Oskar Thiede (1879-1961), Austrian silver medalist sculptor at the 1948 London Art Competitions

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    The Thiede Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Thiede 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.

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