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Where did the German Draiss family come from? What is the German Draiss family crest and coat of arms? When did the Draiss family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Draiss family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dreyss, Dreyse, Dries, Dreyz, Dreyzen, Dreiss, Dreitz and many more.
First found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.The name emerged from the earlier name of Vogt de Dreyss; over the years the last half of the name became more prominent in usage.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Draiss research. Another 222 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1712 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Draiss History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Draiss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Draiss Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Draiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Draiss Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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