Traxel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Traxel is of German origin. It is derived from the Middle High German "Drehseler," meaning "turner," and was most likely initially borne by a turner or lathe worker.

Early Origins of the Traxel family

The surname Traxel was first found in the region of Thuringia, where this particular variation first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Herman der Drahsil, who was living in Weingarten, a town just beyond the borders of Thuringia, in 1270. The Traxel family was an integral part of a feudal society which would shape modern European history, and played an important role in the development of German society.

Early History of the Traxel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Traxel research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1367, 1414, and 1591 are included under the topic Early Traxel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Traxel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drechsler, Drechsel, Drexler, Drexel, Drexell, Drachsler, Drachsel, Draxler, Draxel, Draxell, Dressler, Dressel, Trechsler, Trechsel, Trexler, Trexel, Trexell, Trachsler, Trachsel, Traxler, Traxel, Traxell and many more.

Early Notables of the Traxel family (pre 1700)

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United States Traxel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Traxel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Peter Traxel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Joh Georg Traxel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [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)


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