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The name Dressler 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. Dressler 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.

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The surname Dressler 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.

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


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

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Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dressler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dressler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Peter Dressler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Johan Geo Dressler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Sophia M Dressler, who landed in New York, NY in 1749
  • Mr. Dressler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750-1761
  • Andreas Dressler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Dressler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Nikolaus Dressler, who landed in America in 1854
  • Phillip Dressler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Barnard Dressler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
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  • Robert A. Dressler (b. 1945), American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1982-1986)
  • Douglas J. Dressler (b. 1948), former professional American football player
  • Alan Michael Dressler (b. 1948), American astronomer
  • Marie Dressler (1868-1934), born Leila Marie Koerber, Canadian-born, American actress and Depression-era film star
  • Robert Alan Dressler (b. 1954), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Willy Oskar Dressler (1876-1954), German writer on art and interior decoration
  • Romas Dressler (b. 1987), German footballer
  • Erich Dressler, German bronze medalist luger at the 1929 European luge championships in Semmering, Austria
  • Sören Dressler (b. 1975), German footballer
  • Gallus Dressler (1533-1580), German composer and music theorist
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    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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