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The roots of the distinguished German surname lie in the province of Westphalia. The name is derived from the Old German word "drotsete," which is itself derived from the elements "truht," meaning "body of servants," and "sizzen," meaning "to preside." Thus, the surname would denote a head servant or steward, in charge of a nobleman's household servants.

Drossaerd Early Origins



The surname Drossaerd was first found in Westphalia, where the Drossaerd ancestral home is located. The earliest known bearer of the name was Gerhart Drossessere, who was a resident of Schweinheim, Westphalia in 1335. The Drossaerd family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Westphalian society.

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Drossaerd Spelling Variations


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Drossaerd Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Droste, Drost, Droz, Drossate, Drossaerd, Drossärd, Drossart and many more.

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Drossaerd Early History


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Drossaerd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drossaerd research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1335, 1420, 1420, 1892, 1826, 1633, 1659, 1781, 1828, 1796, 1868, 1797 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Drossaerd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drossaerd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drossaerd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Drossaerd were Willem Drost (1633-1659), a Dutch Golden Age painter, and printmaker of history paintings and portraits; Maximilian Franz Xaver Freiherr von Droste zu Senden (1781-1828)...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drossaerd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Drost, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War; Charles Droz, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1810.

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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Drossaerd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drossaerd 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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