The surname Driessen 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.
Important Dates for the Driessen family
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Driessen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dreyss, Dreyse, Dries, Dreyz, Dreyzen, Dreiss, Dreitz and many more.
Early Notables of the Driessen family (pre 1700)
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Driessen migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Driessen Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Driessen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Barent Driessen, who arrived in New York in 1650
Driessen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century