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Dietrich Family History

Dietrich Name Meaning
German: from the Germanic personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), composed of the elements theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + ric ‘power(ful)’, ‘rich’. This surname is common throughout central and eastern Europe, particularly in the western Slavic countries. The forename occurs in a wide variety of local forms, especially in northern Germany. It is cognate with Dutch Diederik (see Dederick).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Dietrich Families

  • Number of Dietrich families
     228 - 453
     77 - 227
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dietrich families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dietrich families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dietrich Family Origin

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Dietrich Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dietrich

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Dietrich Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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