Dresden Family History

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Dresden Name Meaning

German, Scandinavian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name denoting someone from Dresden in Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Dresen, Dresner, Presler, Breden, Dresser, Breeden, Dresel, Dresher

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Dresden Family Origin

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Dresden Family Occupations

What did your Dresden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dresden family was Working Jeweler. The most common Dresden occupation in the UK was Furrier. 25% of Dresden's were Furriers. Furrier, Jeweller and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dresden.

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  • Furrier

    25%
  • Jeweller

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%
  • Working Jeweler

    25%

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

Dresden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dresden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dresden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Dresden

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dresden. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dresden. For the veterans among your Dresden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dresden Life Expectancy

What is the average Dresden lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dresden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Dresden in 1956 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dresden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dresden 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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