Dresser Family History

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Dresser Name Meaning

German: eastern variant of Drescher. English: from an agent derivative of Middle English dressen ‘to arrange’ (in certain specific senses), possibly an occupational name for someone who dressed or finished cloth. Compare Fuller.

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

Similar surnames: Presser, Dressler, Dressel, Esser, Brester, Reiser, Dresner, Preiser

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Dresser Family Origin

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Dresser Family Occupations

What did your Dresser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dresser. 27% of Dresser men worked as a General Labourer and 84% of Dresser women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dresser were Master Tailor and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Incapacitated
  • Master Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
  • Householder (board Children)
  • Housekeeper

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

Dresser Historical Records

What Dresser family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Dresser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dresser 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dresser. 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 Dresser. For the veterans among your Dresser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dresser Life Expectancy

What is the average Dresser lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dresser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dresser in 1950 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dresser

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dresser ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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