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Dreesen Name Meaning

North German Dutch Flemish (Limburg) and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Drees .

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


Similar surnames: Driessen, Diersen, Drees, Dresen, Driesen, Dreessen, Dreese, Reese

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Where is the Dreesen family from?

You can see how Dreesen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dreesen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dreesen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 15 Dreesen families living in Minnesota. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dreesen's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Dreesen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dreesen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dreesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dreesen. 49% of Dreesen men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Dreesen women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
    49%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Dreesen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dreesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dreesen 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 422 immigration records available for the last name Dreesen. 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 431 military records available for the last name Dreesen. For the veterans among your Dreesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dreesen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dreesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dreesen in 1957 was 42, and 94 in 2004.

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