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Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsDreier, Dreyer, Treyer

Meaning & History

Surname common among the Amish and the Mennonites. It is the Pennsylvania German form of the German last name "Dreier", "Dreyer" or "Treyer". Hans Treyer, an early Anabaptist leader, died as a martyr of his faith in Bern in 1529. The name comes from the Old Germanic word "Dreier", meaning "a group of three". This generally refers to a local committee made up of three people which passed laws for the local townships
Added 4/16/2018 by zdoshi