Dresch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Dresch derives from a few different sources. In some instances, it was a local surname, derived from a place named Dreshcer in the region of Thuringia. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Dresch was also an occupational surname derived from the word German word "drescher," which denotes a thresher of grain. As surnames began to be used, many adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname.
Early Origins of the Dresch family
The surname Dresch was first found in Thuringia, where the name emerged in mediaeval 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.
Important Dates for the Dresch family
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Dresch Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Drescher, Dresch, Dresche, Dresher, Dresh, Dreshe, Dresher and many more.
Early Notables of the Dresch family (pre 1700)
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Dresch migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Dresch Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Dresch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Philipp Dresch, who arrived in New York in 1875 
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