Dries History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dries family

The surname Dries was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval 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.The name emerged from the earlier name of Vogt de Dreyss; over the years the last half of the name became more prominent in usage.

Early History of the Dries family

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Dries Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dreyss, Dreyse, Dries, Dreyz, Dreyzen, Dreiss, Dreitz and many more.

Early Notables of the Dries family (pre 1700)

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United States Dries migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dries Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Geertruyd Dries, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1642 [1]
  • Gertrude Dries, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1642 [1]
  • Hendrick Dries, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1642 [1]
  • Hendrik Dries, aged 38, who landed in New York, NY in 1642 [1]
  • Geertruyt Dries, who landed in New York in 1642 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dries Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Adam Dries, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Maria Barbara Dries, aged 13, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Peter Dries, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Andreas Dries, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Anna Maria Dries, who settled in Philadelphia in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dries Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Dries, who settled in America in 1834
  • Adam Dries, who arrived in North America in 1834 [1]
  • Adam, Dries Jr., who arrived in North America in 1837 [1]
  • Anna Maria Gutermann Dries, who settled in America in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Dries (post 1700) +

  • Caroline Dries, American television writer and producer
  • Stewart Dries, Australian slalom canoer
  • Jodie Dries (b. 1974), Australian actress
  • Marcel Dries (b. 1929), Belgian former international footballer


  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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