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Dresel Family History

Dresel Name Meaning

occupational name for a turner, Middle High German drehsel. habitational name from a place in Westphalia called Dresel. from a reduced pet form of the personal name Andreas.

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


Similar surnames: Dressel, Dresen, Dreyer, Kiesel, Redel, Demel, Ressel, Diegel, Diesel

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Where is the Dresel family from?

You can see how Dresel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dresel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dresel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Dresel families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Dresel's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dresel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dresel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dresel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dresel. 27% of Dresel men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Dresel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dresel were Molder and Clerk.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Molder
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dresel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dresel 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 932 immigration records available for the last name Dresel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dresel. For the veterans among your Dresel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dresel lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Dresel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dresel in 1961 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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