Meaning and Origin of: Tedrow

Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized form of German Dotterer.
  • Family historians report that Reuben Tedrow (b. September 1759) is recorded as such in the family Bible, and in Lutheran church records in New Hanover, Montgomery Co., PA, as the son of Michael and Catharina Dotterer. The family are believed to have originated in Stebbach, Baden, Germany.