Obviously, I'm a Diltz.None of the people in my family changed their names or started out with their names as Dilts.
My Aunt Eleanor Diltz DeLor (92 yrs old) and two female cousins and I are the last of the Diltz's in my family thatI know of.
I know so little about my father's side of the family and I'd like to know more. My father, Douglas Berryman Diltz died in 1997.His parents were Katherine and Howard. Howard Diltz died in 1930; his wife died two years later. Howard and Elizabeth also had a daughter, Eleanor. She married and was widowed in her 80's.
My father was raised from the age of 12 on by his uncle Ernest.I am pretty sure his last name was Diltz. He and his wife did not have children.
From photos, it appears that my Diltz family came to Ohio towards the end of the 1700's.
If you get any information that fits in with this, please let me know. If you would like, I will ask my cousins for more information, tho they seem not to know a lot.