Bress Name Meaning

Probably a variant of French Bresse, ethnic name for someone from the region of France called Bresse, or habitational name from any of various places of this name, derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Bricius (see Brice).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Brees, Kress, Gress, Bess, Tress, Press, Bruss, Dress, Bross, Brass

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Bress Family Origin

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Bress Family Occupations

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  • Agric Labourer

    25%
  • Musician

    25%
  • Railway Servant

    25%
  • Umbrella Maker

    25%

In 1881, the most common Bress occupation in the UK was Agric Labourer. 25% of Bress's were Agric Labourers. Agric Labourer, Musician and Railway Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bress. A less common occupation for the Bress family was Umbrella Maker.

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Bress Historical Records

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Bress Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, Bress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bress in 1959 was 56, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bress

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