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The name Dreshe 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. Dreshe 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.

Dreshe Early Origins



The surname Dreshe 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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Dreshe Spelling Variations


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Dreshe Spelling Variations



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

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Dreshe Early History


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Dreshe Early History



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

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Dreshe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dreshe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dreshe 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 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Dreshe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dreshe 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 February 2014 at 08:22.

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