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Dreyer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname derived from German drei ‘three’, Middle High German dri(e), with the addition of the suffix -er. This was the name of a medieval coin worth three hellers (see Heller), and it is possible that the German surname may have been derived from this word. More probably, the nickname is derived from some other connection with the number three, too anecdotal to be even guessed at now. North German and Scandinavian: occupational name for a turner of wood or bone, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German dreien, dregen ‘to turn’. See also Dressler. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish dreyer ‘turner’, or a nickname from a homonym meaning ‘swindler, cheat’. English: variant spelling of Dryer.

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

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Dreyer Family Origin

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Dreyer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%

In 1880, the most common Dreyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Dreyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dreyer. A less common occupation for the Dreyer family was Keeping House.

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Dreyer Life Expectancy

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