Show ContentsDresch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early History of 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)

Notable members of the surname Dresch in this period were Gallus Dressler (1533-1580), a German composer and music theorist who served as Kantor in the church school at Magdeburg; and Georg Drescher von Caden, who was the Mayor of Hirschberg in 1728. Ernst Christoph Dressler (1734-1779) was a German composer, operatic tenor...
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United States Dresch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dresch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philipp Dresch, who arrived in New York in 1875 [1]

Australia Dresch migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dresch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edwin Dresch, British Convict who was convicted in London, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [2]

  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. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook