Drechsel Family History

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Drechsel Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Old High German drasil ‘turner’. See also Dressler.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dressel, Dresel, Dreher, Drechsler, Bichsel, Tressel, Rechner, Recher

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Drechsel Family Origin

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Drechsel Family Occupations

What did your Drechsel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cabinet Painter, Engineer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drechsel. A less common occupation for the Drechsel family was Restaurant. The most common Drechsel occupation in the USA was Cabinet Painter. 13% of Drechsel's were Cabinet Painters.

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  • Cabinet Painter

  • Engineer

  • Keeping House

  • Restaurant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Drechsel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Drechsel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Drechsel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drechsel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Drechsel. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Drechsel. For the veterans among your Drechsel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drechsel Life Expectancy

What is the average Drechsel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Drechsel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Drechsel in 1951 was 44, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drechsel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drechsel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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