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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.

Drescher Early Origins



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.

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Drescher Spelling Variations


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Drescher Spelling Variations



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

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Drescher Early History


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Drescher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drescher research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1580 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Drescher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drescher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drescher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drescher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Friderich Drescher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Georg Drescher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Christoph Drescher 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
  • Charles Drescher, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Charles Hugo Drescher, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869

Drescher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Julius Drescher a doctor, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Contemporary Notables of the name Drescher (post 1700)


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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.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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The Drescher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drescher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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