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The name Dressen 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. Dressen 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.

Dressen Early Origins



The surname Dressen 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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Dressen Spelling Variations


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Dressen Spelling Variations



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

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Dressen Early History


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Dressen Early History



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

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Dressen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dressen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Dressen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frieda Dressen, aged 20, who landed in America from Katrepel, in 1892
  • Joh. Dressen, aged 49, who landed in America from Katrepel, in 1892
  • Josef Dressen, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Sofie Dressen, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States from Katrepel, in 1892
  • Anna Dressen, aged 32, who landed in America from Meldorf, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dressen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christian Dressen, aged 31, who settled in America from Areldorf, in 1900
  • Dora Dressen, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Areldorf, in 1900
  • Herman Dressen, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Areldorf, in 1900
  • Karl Dressen, aged 12, who landed in America from Berne, in 1903
  • John Dressen, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Baniff, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dressen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dressen (post 1700)



  • Charles "Chuck" Walter Dressen (1898-1966), American third baseman, manager and coach
  • Hans-Georg Dressen (b. 1964), retired German football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. 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).
    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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Dressen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dressen 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 16 July 2015 at 11:03.

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