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The distinguished surname Trexler 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.

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The surname Trexler 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 Trexler 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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trexler research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1367, 1414, and 1591 are included under the topic Early Trexler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Trexler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trexler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Trexler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Peter Trexler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771

Trexler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Trexler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805

Trexler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • S.G. Trexler, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Harry Trexler, aged 52, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Mary Trexler, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Mrs. Charles Trexler, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Charles Trexler, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1909
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  • Marion Trexler (1891-1968), American Indy 500 racecar driver
  • Harry Clay Trexler (1854-1933), American industrialist who built a business empire in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Roswitha Trexler (b. 1936), German soprano/mezzosoprano singer
  • Georg Trexler (1903-1979), German composer
  • Richard Trexler (1932-2007), professor of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton
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    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Trexler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trexler 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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