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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dreyss, Dreyse, Dries, Dreyz, Dreyzen, Dreiss, Dreitz and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dries research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1712 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Dries History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Dries Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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
- Gertrude Dries, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1642
- Hendrick Dries, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1642
- Hendrik Dries, aged 38, landed in New York, NY in 1642
- Geertruyt Dries, who landed in New York in 1642
Dries Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann Adam Dries, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
- Maria Barbara Dries, aged 13, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
- Peter Dries, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
- Andreas Dries, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1733
- Anna Maria Dries, who settled in Philadelphia in 1733
Dries Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adam Dries, who came to America in 1834
- Adam Dries, who arrived in North America in 1834
- Adam, Dries Jr., who arrived in North America in 1837
- Anna Maria Gutermann Dries, who came to America in 1872
- 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
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The Dries Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dries 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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