Dresh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dresh 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. Dresh 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 Dresh family

The surname Dresh 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 Dresh family

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Dresh Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dresh family (pre 1700)

Notable members of the surname Dresh 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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Migration of the Dresh family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Drescher, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840; Christoph Drescher settled in Philadelphia in 1734; H. Jerg Drescher, his wife Anna Maria and their children settled in Pennsylvania in 1746..

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