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Dresbach Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of three places near Cologne called Dresbach.

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

Similar surnames: Dreisbach, Brubach, Brumbach, Auerbach, Dambach, Mansbach, Griesbach

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Where is the Dresbach family from?

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

What did your Dresbach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dresbach. 28% of Dresbach men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Dresbach women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dresbach were Clerk and 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dresbach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dresbach 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 217 immigration records available for the last name Dresbach. 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 474 military records available for the last name Dresbach. For the veterans among your Dresbach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dresbach lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dresbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dresbach in 1962 was 77, and 79 in 2004.

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