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Early Origins of the Driess family

The surname Driess 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 Driess family

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Driess Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Driess family

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United States Driess migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Driess Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Driess, who arrived in North America in 1836 1

  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) on Facebook