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The distinguished surname Drexler is of German origin. It is derived from the Middle High German "Drehseler," meaning "turner," and was most likely initially borne by a turner or lathe worker.

Drexler Early Origins



The surname Drexler was first found in the region of Thuringia, where this particular variation first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Herman der Drahsil, who was living in Weingarten, a town just beyond the borders of Thuringia, in 1270. The Drexler family was an integral part of a feudal society which would shape modern European history, and played an important role in the development of German society.

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Drexler Spelling Variations


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Drexler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Drechsler, Drechsel, Drexler, Drexel, Drexell, Drachsler, Drachsel, Draxler, Draxel, Draxell, Dressler, Dressel, Trechsler, Trechsel, Trexler, Trexel, Trexell, Trachsler, Trachsel, Traxler, Traxel, Traxell and many more.

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Drexler Early History


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Drexler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drexler research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1367, 1414, and 1591 are included under the topic Early Drexler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drexler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drexler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Drexler 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:

Drexler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Juditha Drexler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751
  • David Drexler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Frantz Peter Drexler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772

Drexler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Drexler, who landed in Mississippi in 1848
  • Henry Drexler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • Jos Drexler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drexler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drexler (post 1700)



  • Lynne Mapp Drexler (1928-1999), American abstract and representational artist
  • Doug Drexler, American Academy Award winning visual effects artist, designer, sculptor, illustrator, and a makeup artist, known for his work on Dick Tracy (1990) Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005), and Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
  • Kim Eric Drexler (b. 1955), American engineer best known for popularizing the potential of molecular nanotechnology, recipient of the Association of American Publishers award for Best Computer Science Book of 1992
  • Henry Clay Drexler (1901-1924), American Ensign in the United States Navy, recipient of both the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor, eponym of the USS Drexler (DD-741), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer
  • Clyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler (b. 1962), American retired professional basketball swingman, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
  • Millard "Mickey" S. Drexler (b. 1944), American current chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group, former CEO of Gap Inc
  • Walter Drexler (1916-1945), German Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Dominick Drexler (b. 1990), German footballer
  • Hilde Drexler (b. 1983), Austrian judoka at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Jorge Drexler (b. 1964), born Jorge Abner Drexler Prada, a Uruguayan musician, actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Drexler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drexler 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.

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