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Drees Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from the personal name Drees, a short form of the Biblical name Andreas (see Andrew). German: habitational name from a place named Drees in the Rhineland.

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


Similar surnames: Rees, Drews, Dreis, Drewes, Brees, Dress, Dees, Hees, Reese, Dresel

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Where is the Drees family from?

You can see how Drees families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drees family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drees families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Drees families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 78% of all the recorded Drees's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Drees families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drees surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drees ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Drees. 21% of Drees men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Drees women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drees were Proprietor and Housewife.

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*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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Drees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drees census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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

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What is the average Drees lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Drees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Drees in 1942 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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