Drechsel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Drechsel is of German origin. It is derived from the Middle High German "Drehseler," meaning "turner," and was most likely initially borne by a turner or lathe worker.
Early Origins of the Drechsel family
The surname Drechsel was first found in the region of Thuringia, where this particular variation first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Herman der Drahsil, who was living in Weingarten, a town just beyond the borders of Thuringia, in 1270. The Drechsel family was an integral part of a feudal society which would shape modern European history, and played an important role in the development of German society.
Early History of the Drechsel family
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Drechsel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Drechsler, Drechsel, Drexler, Drexel, Drexell, Drachsler, Drachsel, Draxler, Draxel, Draxell, Dressler, Dressel, Trechsler, Trechsel, Trexler, Trexel, Trexell, Trachsler, Trachsel, Traxler, Traxel, Traxell and many more.
Early Notables of the Drechsel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Drechsel family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Juditha Drexler, who emigrated from Rhineland to Philadelphia in 1751; Peter Drexler, who was working as a servant in New Jersey in 1771; David Trexler, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1805.
Historic Events for the Drechsel family +
- Werner Drechsel (1922-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
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