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