The name Dreshner 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. Dreshner 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 Dreshner family
The surname Dreshner 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 Dreshner family
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Dreshner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Drescher, Dresch, Dresche, Dresher, Dresh, Dreshe, Dresher and many more.
Early Notables of the Dreshner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dreshner family to the New World and Oceana
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..