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origin of name????

Don Dryer (View posts)
Posted: 18 Sep 1999 6:09AM GMT
I have just begun to attempt to find out from whence my name originated. I have absolutely no knowledge of where the Dryer name may have originated. Can someone get me started? THANKS!!!

the Dryer name

Posted: 27 Sep 1999 8:17PM GMT
Edited: 26 Mar 2004 2:23AM GMT
I am descended from the Dryers through my mothers mother. I have traced my family back to William Dryer, born 1500- died 1558 in Taunton, Somerset county, England-parish of St. Mary Magdelen. I hope this helps.

Dryer Orgin

Pam Avery (View posts)
Posted: 26 Nov 1999 7:30AM GMT
The Dryer name appeared in American reocords in late 1704.
It was possible and probable that the family was once Dutch and that the name was
origianally Van Drier, although it appears only as Dryer as far back as 1500.
Other places to search would be: English branch of the continental family whose name is spelled
Van Drier in Holland, Von Dryer and Dreher in Germany, Czechoslovakia, Norway and Sweden.
William Dryer Senior, father of the first American ancestor was a locksmith and gunsmith.

I have a book on the dryers. My grandfather is Donald R. Dryer. My mom is Carol A. Dryer/Hartman.
I'm Pam
email me at

Dryer Book

Posted: 20 Dec 1999 6:12PM GMT
Edited: 19 Oct 2001 11:58PM GMT
I am searching for my 3rd ggrandfather Worden Dryers father. Worden married Zurviah Gage in Cazenovia, Madison County
in 1827. They had four children Ambrose, Willis O, William Harrison, and Mineva. They move to Delphi, Onondaga County only about 7 miles away.
Is there any info about Wordden Dryer in the Dryer book. I can not find a copy of it. Any clue welcome.
Sincerely, Anne B Dryer

Dryer Book

Posted: 30 Jan 2000 10:46AM GMT
Edited: 3 Nov 2001 12:22AM GMT
Which Dryer book are you referring to? The Rufus Dryer book or the Dryer's of America Book?

Dryer Book

Posted: 31 Jan 2000 2:18PM GMT
Edited: 19 Oct 2001 11:58PM GMT
It is the Dryer's of America Book, that I am looking for. I have
the Rufus Dryer book, but cannot yet tie into that Dryer family.

Dryer Book

Posted: 31 Jan 2000 6:10PM GMT
Edited: 3 Nov 2001 12:22AM GMT

I am Ruth Dryer-Richard, daughter of Willim R. Dryer author of the Dryer's of America book.
Dad recently passed away. However, I hve been entrusted with the remaining copies of his book.
At the present time they still remain in Denver while I am in San Antonio. I will willing sell you
a copy of his book as soon as I can get a few copies in my hands. Please contact me at

Ruth Dryer-Richard

Looking for father

Stanley M Dryer (View posts)
Posted: 11 Mar 2000 3:38PM GMT
My father's is William F Dryer
and I would like to get in tough wuth the family. Thank you
I was born Idaho Falls Idaho ( 19 33 )
Haven't seem him since I was a year old.

Posted: 12 Apr 2000 10:23AM GMT
Edited: 16 Nov 2001 2:47PM GMT
Searching for information on D E Dryer who resided in Concho Co., Tx abt 1920. He was married to one of my cousins Albina.

Dryer name?

Cathie Mars (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jun 2000 10:02PM GMT
My DRYERS came from the Alsace Loraine in the Black Forest region between France and Germany -- depending on who own the border at the time. I was told we are of the German descent - but not sure because of the border disputes over there at the time.
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