Drescher Family History

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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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Drescher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Drescher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Drescher. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Drescher Family Origin

Where is the Drescher family from?

Drescher Family Occupations

What did your Drescher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Drescher family was Warehouse Labourer. The most common Drescher occupation in the UK was Bootmaker. 20% of Drescher's were Bootmakers. Bootmaker, Clockmaker and Commercial Traveller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drescher.

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  • Bootmaker

  • Clockmaker

  • Commercial Traveller

  • Warehouse Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Drescher ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Drescher Historical Records

What Drescher family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Drescher Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drescher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drescher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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