Dreher Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Dreher Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: occupational name for a turner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German dræhen, dræjen ‘to turn’. See also Dressler.

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

Similar surnames: Dreyer, Drescher, Kreyer, Preyer, Freier, Dieker, Dresser, Breuer

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Dreher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dreher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dreher. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Dreher Family Origin

Where is the Dreher family from?

Dreher Family Occupations

What did your Dreher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dreher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Dreher's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dreher. A less common occupation for the Dreher family was Keeping House.

View Census data for Dreher | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Dreher Historical Records

What Dreher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Dreher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dreher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Dreher

Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dreher. 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 Dreher immigration records

Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dreher. For the veterans among your Dreher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Dreher military records

You've only scratched the surface of Dreher family history.

Dreher Life Expectancy

What is the average Dreher lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dreher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dreher in 1944 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dreher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dreher 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.

Famous Dreher Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name