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Dressler Family History

Dressler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a turner from Middle High German dreseler or dræselære (formed by the addition of a superfluous agent suffix to Old High German drāsil ‘turner’ a primary derivative of drāen ‘turn spin’). A turner would make small objects not just from wood but also from bone ivory and amber all of which were widely used in the Middle Ages for their decorative value. This surname is also found in Poland and Czechia. See also Drechsler compare Tressler .

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


Similar surnames: Fessler, Dresser, Kessler, Reisler, Drescher, Presser, Tessler

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Where is the Dressler family from?

You can see how Dressler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dressler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dressler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Dressler families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dressler's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Dressler families in 1840.
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What did your Dressler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dressler. 16% of Dressler men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Dressler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dressler were Carpenter 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
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Dressler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dressler 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dressler. 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 Dressler. For the veterans among your Dressler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dressler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dressler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dressler in 1951 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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