The distinguished surname Trosclair 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 Trosclair family
The surname Trosclair 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 Trosclair 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 Trosclair family
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Trosclair 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 Trosclair family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trosclair family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Juditha Drexler, who emigrated from Rhineland
to Philadelphia in 1751; Peter Drexler, who was working as a servant in New Jersey in 1771; David Trexler, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1805.