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The distinguished surname Drewes first came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is thought to be derived from "Dreux," the name of a place in Eure-et-Loire, France. Alternatively, it may come from the Old French "rieux," meaning "streams."

Drewes Early Origins



The surname Drewes was first found in Wiltshire, where the Drewes family held a family seat in the years following the Norman Conquest. The first known bearer of the name was Herman de Dreuues, who was listed in the Domesday Book as a land-holder in the county of Wiltshire, having been granted estates for his service at the Battle of Hastings.

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Drewes Spelling Variations


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Drewes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Druce, Drewes, Droys and others.

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Drewes Early History


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Drewes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drewes research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1225, 1242, and 1273 are included under the topic Early Drewes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drewes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drewes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Drewes 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:

Drewes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theod Drewes, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Gustav Drewes, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • A Drewes, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Theodor Drewes, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drewes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drewes (post 1700)



  • Wilhelm Drewes (1907-1982), German Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Martin Drewes (1918-2013), German night fighter ace in the German Luftwaffe during World War II credited with 52 victories
  • Paul Drewes (1982-2008), Dutch rower at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Ted Drewes Sr., American businessman who with his son have owned and operated Ted Drewes Frozen Custard for over 70 years

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Drewes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drewes 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 15 October 2013 at 11:21.

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