Dressler Family History

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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 drasil ‘turner’, a primary derivative of draen ‘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.

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

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

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Dressler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dressler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dressler. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Dressler Family Origin

Where is the Dressler family from?

Dressler Family Occupations

What did your Dressler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dressler family was Tailor. The most common Dressler occupation in the UK was Confectioner (Employing 5 Men). 25% of Dressler's were Confectioner (Employing 5 Men)s. Confectioner (Employing 5 Men), Jeweller and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dressler.

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  • Confectioner (Employing 5 Men)

  • Jeweller

  • Laundress

  • Tailor


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

Dressler Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 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 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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Dressler Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dressler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dressler 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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