Dreiling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Dreiling is of German origin. The name is derived from the Old Germanic word "Dreier," literally meaning "a group of three," which generally referred to a local committee made up of three people which passed laws for the local townships; it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a member of such a group. Alternatively, the name may be derived from "Dreher," meaning "lathe-hand or turner"; in this instance, the name would have been originally borne by a practitioner of this profession.
Early Origins of the Dreiling family
The surname Dreiling was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the family emerged independently during this early period. The first known bearer of the name was L. Dreghere, who lived in Hannover in 1348.
Important Dates for the Dreiling family
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Dreiling Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dreyer, Dreier, Dreigher, Dreger, Dreher, Driggs, Dreiger and many more.
Early Notables of the Dreiling family (pre 1700)
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Dreiling migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dreiling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alois Dreiling, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1875 
- Anton Dreiling, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1875 
- Barbara Dreiling, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1875 
- Catharina Dreiling, aged 8, who landed in New York in 1875 
- Catherina Dreiling, aged 5, who landed in New York in 1875 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Dreiling (post 1700)
- Nate Dreiling (b. 1990), American FXFL football linebacker for the Omaha Mammoths
- Gregory Alan Dreiling (b. 1962), retired American silver medalist professional basketball player
- ^ 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)