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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.

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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.

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.


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

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More information is included under the topic Early Trosclair Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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.

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  2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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The Trosclair Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trosclair 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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