Drees History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Drees family

The surname Drees was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Drees family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drees research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1131, 1191, 1600, 1671, 1672, and 1746 are included under the topic Early Drees History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drees Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drée, Drées, Dray, Drait, Draits, Drey, Draye, Drayes, Draie, Draies, Drez, Drai, Drais, Dret, Drei, du Drée, de Drée, Drayer, Draite, Dré, Drer, Drest and many more.

Early Notables of the Drees family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drees Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drees migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drees Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Drees, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Drees Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bert Drees, aged 30, settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Joh Bern Drees, aged 30, who landed in America in 1836 [1]
  • Samuel Drees, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • Gerh Heinr Drees, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • Heinr W Drees, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Drees (post 1700)

  • Thomas Kent Drees (b. 1963), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played four games for the Chicago White Sox in 1991
  • John Henry "Jack" Drees (1917-1988), American sportscaster who worked for ABC and CBS
  • Willem Bernard "Wim" Drees (b. 1954), Dutch philosopher
  • Willem Drees Sr. (1886-1988), Dutch politician of the Labour Party, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1948-1958)
  • Willem Drees Jr., (1922-1998), Dutch politician, Leader of the Democratic Socialists '70 (1971-1977), son of Willem Drees, Sr
  • Caroline Drees, journalist for the Reuters news organization

Historic Events for the Drees family

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  • Hubert Drees (1920-1941), German Maschinenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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