Kress Family History

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Kress Name Meaning

from a much altered pet form of the personal name Erasmus, a Latinized form of Greek erasmos ‘loved’ (see Rasmus). from a much altered pet form of the personal name Christian. from Middle High German kresse ‘gudgeon’, hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman. unflattering nickname for a greedy person, from Old High German krassig, gratag ‘greedy’.

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

Similar surnames: Krebs, Gress, Kreis, Ress, Tress, Krass, Kless, Bress, Dress, Kreps

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Kress Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kress. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Kress Family Origin

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Kress Family Occupations

What did your Kress ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kress occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Kress's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kress. A less common occupation for the Kress family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Kress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Kress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kress 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kress. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Kress. For the veterans among your Kress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kress Life Expectancy

What is the average Kress lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kress in 1946 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kress 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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