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The name Dressel 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. Dressel 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.

Dressel Early Origins



The surname Dressel 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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Dressel Spelling Variations


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Dressel Spelling Variations



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

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Dressel Early History


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Dressel Early History



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

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Dressel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dressel Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Dressel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Konrad Dressel, who landed in America in 1781
  • Thomas Dressel, who arrived in America in 1782

Dressel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John G Dressel, aged 46, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • Karles Dressel, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Friedrich Dressel, who arrived in Desterro, Brazil in 1850
  • Florian Dressel, who landed in America in 1853
  • Ernst Dressel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1878

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Dressel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dressel 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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