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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.

Droz Early Origins



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.

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Droz Spelling Variations


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Droz Spelling Variations



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

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Droz Early History


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Droz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Droz 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 Droz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Droz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Droz Early Notables (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)...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Droz 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 were:

Droz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Albert Droz, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Jules Droz, who landed in Kentucky in 1883

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Droz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Droz (post 1700)



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

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Droz Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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    The Droz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Droz 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2016 at 16:43.

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