Thiede History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early 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.

Later, Tiedemann Giese (1480-1550), was Bishop of Kulm was Bishop of Kulm (Chelmno) first canon, later Prince-Bishop of Warmia. He mentored a number of important young scholars, including Copernicus.

Early History of the Thiede family

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Thiede Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Thiede family (pre 1700)

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Thiede Ranking

In the United States, the name Thiede is the 17,115th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Thiede migration to the United States +

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 America. 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 [2]
Thiede Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Katinka Thiede, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Thiede (post 1700) +

  • 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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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook