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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.

Early Origins of the Droz family


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

Early History of the Droz family


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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 Droz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Droz Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Droz family (pre 1700)


Notables of the period with the name Droz 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)...
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Migration of the Droz family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Droz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Albert Droz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jules Droz, who landed in Kentucky in 1883 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Droz Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alphonse Humbert Droz, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1821
  • Veuve Philipine Droz, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1821

Contemporary Notables of the name Droz (post 1700)


  • Antoine Gustave Droz (1832-1895), French novelist

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Citations


  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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