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Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsDressler, Dreher, Dresher, Kreischer, Mescher, Brecher, Loescher

Meaning & History

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'.

In some instances, it was a local surname, derived from a place named Dreshcer in the region of Thuringia.
Added 11/4/2020 by noisynora
Edited 10/16/2023 by Felie