Gress Name Meaning

from a short form of a Germanic nickname that may be derived from Old High German gratag ‘greedy’. from Middle Low German grese ‘horror’, ‘fear’, a nickname for someone who was feared in the community. habitational name from Gress, a place in Mecklenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Kress, Gross, Ress, Grass, Gruss, Guess, Greis, Grems, Gess, Dress

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Gress Family Origin

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Gress Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gress family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gress occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Gress's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gress.

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Gress Historical Records

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Gress Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Gress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gress in 1947 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gress

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