Drescher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Drescher 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. Drescher 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 Drescher family

The surname Drescher 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 Drescher family

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Drescher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drescher, Dresch, Dresche, Dresher, Dresh, Dreshe, Dresher and many more.

Early Notables of the Drescher family (pre 1700)

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United States Drescher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drescher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoph, Drescher Jr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]
  • Friderich Drescher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]
  • Georg Drescher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]
  • Christoph Drescher, who settled in Philadelphia in 1734
  • H. Jerg Drescher, his wife Anna Maria and their children settled in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Drescher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Reinhard Drescher, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Charles Drescher, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Charles Hugo Drescher, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]

Australia Drescher migration to Australia +

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

Drescher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Julius Drescher a doctor, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Drescher (post 1700) +

  • Rickard "Dick" Drescher (1946-1971), American gold medalist track and field athlete at the 1971 Pan American Games
  • William Clayton "Dutch" Drescher (1921-1968), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Jack Drescher (b. 1951), American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
  • Seymour Drescher, award-winning American historian and professor
  • William Clayton Drescher (1921-1968), American former Major League Baseball catcher
  • Gary L. Drescher, American artificial intelligence researcher
  • Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (b. 1957), American two-time Golden Globe nominated film and television actress, best known for her role as Fran Fine in the TV series, The Nanny (1993-1999)
  • Thomas Drescher (b. 1978), German footballer
  • Otto Johann Drescher (1895-1944), German Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Manuela Drescher, German bronze medalist cross country skier at the 1985 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm

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