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Where did the German Dettmer family come from? What is the German Dettmer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dettmer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dettmer family history?The name Dettmer is the German form of the Latin name Theudoricus, and it is composed of the Old German word "diot," which in Modern German is "volk" and means "people" or "race" and the Old German word "mar," which means "popular," "famous," or "big."
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Dettmer include Detmer, Dettmer, Dettmann (Hamburg, Mecklenburg), Tidemore, Detmar, Dedmer, Didmer and many more.
First found in Regensburg, Bavaria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dettmer research. Another 128 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1781, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Dettmer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dettmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Dettmer surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Dettmer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Dettmer Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Dettmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dettmer 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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