Dress Family History

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Dress Name Meaning

German: of uncertain derivation; possibly from a short form of the Germanic personal name Thrasolt, composed with a stem meaning ‘to fight’, or alternatively from the personal name Andreas.

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

Similar surnames: Drass, Tress, Drews, Drees, Ress, Kress, Gress, Gess, Dies, Drewes

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Dress Family Origin

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Dress Family Occupations

What did your Dress ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Dress.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Dress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dress census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 713 immigration records available for the last name Dress. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dress. For the veterans among your Dress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dress Life Expectancy

What is the average Dress lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dress in 1954 was 70, and 80 in 2004.

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