Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Dittrich Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Any information of origin
Posted by: Chris Wyatt (ID *****0549) Date: December 31, 2002 at 13:40:52
In Reply to: Re: Any information of origin by Charley Dittrich of 57

Actually, Dittrich is a correct spelling of the name. I can not speak for your surname, but my mother-in-law was born in Silesia. Her grandfather was a Dittrich. There are church records with this surname going back several hundred years in Silesia. While it was probably a derivitive of Dietrich, Dittrich has stood on its own as a surname in German speaking lands for centuries.

Your surname may be an "Ellis Island" name so to speak, however, is is more likely the correct spelling. Nearly every passenger's name was taken from passenger lists generated at the point of origin. Since the names were most often recorded correctly at the origin, Ellis Island officials normally got it correct. The vast majority of Germans had already entered the U.S. before Ellis Island opened anyway.


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/dittrich/messages/37.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network