Dressler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Dressler family

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.

Important Dates for the Dressler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dressler research. Another 88 words (6 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.

Dressler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dressler family (pre 1700)

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.

Dressler migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Johan Geo Dressler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Sophia M Dressler, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [1]
  • Mr. Dressler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750-1761 [1]
  • Andreas Dressler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
Dressler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Nikolaus Dressler, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Phillip Dressler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867 [1]
  • Barnard Dressler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dressler (post 1700)

  • 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
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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