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Dreis Family History

Dreis Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Drees. German: habitational name from a place named Dreis, for example in the Eifel region.

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

Similar surnames: Drees, Reis, Preis, Kreis, Rees, Drews, Drey, Greif, Heis, Reil

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Where is the Dreis family from?

You can see how Dreis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dreis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dreis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Dreis family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Dreis's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dreis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dreis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dreis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dreis. 29% of Dreis men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Dreis women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dreis were Miner and Laborer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dreis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dreis 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 426 immigration records available for the last name Dreis. 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 467 military records available for the last name Dreis. For the veterans among your Dreis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dreis lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dreis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Dreis in 1956 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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