History of your Surname
Get access to Drexler family records.Start a free trial

Drexler Family History

Drexler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Drechsler (see Dressler ). This surname is also found in Hungary France (Alsace and Lorraine) Czechia and Slovakia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Trexler, Dreyer, Draxler, Wexler, Dreier, Traxler, Presler, Dresner

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Drexler family from?

You can see how Drexler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drexler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Drexler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 12 Drexler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Drexler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Drexler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drexler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drexler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Drexler. 12% of Drexler men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Drexler women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drexler were Proprietor and Housekeeper. .

View Census Data for Drexler | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Drexler family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Drexler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drexler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Drexler

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Drexler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Drexler immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Drexler. For the veterans among your Drexler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Drexler military records

You've only scratched the surface of Drexler family history

Discover More

What is the average Drexler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Drexler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Drexler in 1945 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drexler

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Drexler family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Drexler last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial