Press Family History

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Press Name Meaning

English: variant of Priest. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for someone who ironed clothes, from Yiddish pres ‘flat iron’.

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

Similar surnames: Preis, Presser, Preiss, Kress, Preuss, Tress, Bress, Prest, Kreps

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Press Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Press name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Press Family Origin

Where is the Press family from?

Press Family Occupations

What did your Press ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Press. The most common Press occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Press's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Press family was Carman.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Engine Fitter

  • Carman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Press ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Press Historical Records

What Press family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Press. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Press 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Press. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Press. For the veterans among your Press ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Press Life Expectancy

What is the average Press lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Press life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Press in 1952 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Press

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Press 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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