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. Dresse 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 Dresse family
Early History of the Dresse family
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Dresse Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Drescher, Dresch, Dresche, Dresher, Dresh, Dreshe, Dresher and many more.
Early Notables of the Dresse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dresse 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..
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