Diefendorf Family History
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Diefendorf Name Meaning
German: habitational name, apparently from a lost or unidentified place named Diefendorf. It is possible that the place in question is in fact Dübendorf near Zürich, Switzerland, which became to Diebenderf in the Palatinate (listed as a name of the Palatines), and subsequently transformed to Diefendorf, modified on the model of Diefenbach, a very frequent surname in southwestern Germany.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Mittendorf, Dockendorf, Neuendorf, Heckendorf, Altendorf, Hilgendorf