This website was created
in 2004 by and for the
Ditmore family. Since 1999, the Ditmore family has been meeting
on the Web. Our first forum was a site sponsored by Yahoo. As of
this time this group is still active, so family and friends may wish to
visit this sister site as well at: Yahoo!
Groups - ditmorecenter
Ditmore is believed to be an anglicized version of the name Ditmar or
other Germanic name, originating in Bavaria. There is no known record
of the name Ditmore prior to the 1600's. It is an unusually uncommon
name, and is likely that all persons carrying this surname may be
related by blood. Today less than 400 Ditmore families are scattered
throughout the United States, and only about a dozen in the United
Kingdom. The vast majority of Ditmores living in the United States
today descend from John Ditmore and Eliza Hendrickson, who were married
in 1809 at Hampstead, a village outside of Charleston, South Carolina.
This couple had 10 children: Edward H. Ditmore, John Hendrickson
Ditmore, Mary Ditmore Jack, Eliza Louisa Ditmore Rhodes, Vincent Gary
Ditmore, Emelina Ditmore Brock, Caleb Starr Ditmore, Henry M. Ditmore,
Marion Ditmore and Charles Willis Ditmore. About 1820 this family left
Charleston and moved to the very edge of the emerging American
frontier, settling in eastern Tennessee. After the removal of the
Cherokee Nation in the historic Trail of Tears, many from this family
settled in the mountains of western North Carolina. Today this family
is scattered from the East Coast to the West - from the Great Lakes to
the Gulf of Mexico.
While this site has been created by the descendents of John and Eliza,
anyone with the name Ditmore or anyone claiming a Ditmore ancestor of
unknown origins is welcomed to join this site as a member. Our hope is
that together we can use this as a forum to share family history and
strengthen family ties for generations to come.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Ditmore
. Thank you!