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Drescher Family History

Drescher Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a thresher, German Drescher, Yiddish dresher, agent derivatives of Middle High German dreschen, Yiddish dresh(e)n ‘to thresh’.

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


Similar surnames: Dressler, Dreher, Dresher, Kreischer, Mescher, Brecher, Loescher

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Where is the Drescher family from?

You can see how Drescher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drescher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drescher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Drescher families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Drescher's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Drescher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drescher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drescher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Drescher. 10% of Drescher men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Drescher women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drescher were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Drescher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drescher 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Drescher. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Drescher. For the veterans among your Drescher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drescher lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Drescher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Drescher in 1942 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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