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The name Dresher 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. Dresher 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.

Dresher Early Origins



The surname Dresher 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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Dresher Spelling Variations


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Dresher Spelling Variations



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

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Dresher Early History


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Dresher Early History



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

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Dresher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dresher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dresher 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:

Dresher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Dresher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Christo'r Dresher, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • George Dresher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dresher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dresher (post 1700)



  • Melvin Dresher (1911-1992), Polish-born American mathematician
  • Paul Joseph Dresher (b. 1951), American composer, recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim fellowship

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Dresher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dresher 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 5 June 2014 at 16:15.

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