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Re: Deardorf is Deardorff is Dierdorff?
Posted by: Emily Ellen Embree Date: January 10, 2002 at 14:20:04
In Reply to: Deardorf is Deardorff is Dierdorff? by Raymond E. Lucas of 53

My mother was Georgia Hope Deardorff and I have extensive research on her family. The Deardorffs that came into York County PA came from Germany via Holland. In Germany they started out as Thierdorff (Catholics) changed to Dierdorff when they became Lutheran and to Deardorff when they became Dunkards. 5 brothers and 2 sisters as close as I have come came over with their Father and Mother. From these roots come deardorff, dierdorff, drazdorff, deardoff, dearduff, dierdoff etc., etc., etc. some spelled with 2 f and some with 1 f. when you get back into the 1800 and further back you will need to check real close your data, as you will have cousins that have the same names and close to the same dates. popular names are Anthony, Christian, David, John, Henry, George and many others. If I can be of any help please reply and I will try to help you.


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