Home

Digital Products

Prints

Apparel

Home & Barware

Gifts


Customer Service



Drexler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Drexler family


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.

Early History of the Drexler family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drexler research.
Another 136 words (10 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Drexler family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Drexler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Drexler family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • David Drexler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Frantz Peter Drexler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Drexler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Drexler, who landed in Mississippi in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Drexler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jos Drexler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1870 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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

Drexler Family Crest Products



See Also



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)


Sign Up