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Dreher Family History

Dreher Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: occupational name for a turner from an agent derivative of Middle High German dræhen dræjen ‘to turn’. See also Dressler .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dreyer, Drescher, Kreyer, Preyer, Freier, Dieker, Dresser, Breuer

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Where is the Dreher family from?

You can see how Dreher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dreher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dreher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Dreher families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 86% of all the recorded Dreher's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Dreher families in 1911.
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What did your Dreher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and No Occupantion were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dreher. 100% of Dreher men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Dreher women worked as a No Occupantion. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • No Occupantion
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Dreher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dreher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dreher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dreher. For the veterans among your Dreher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dreher lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dreher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dreher in 1944 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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