Ress Name Meaning

nickname for an irascible or excitable man, from Middle High German ræsse ‘wild’, ‘raging’. (Bavaria): topographic name from ress ‘slope’ or ‘drainage channel’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.

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


Similar surnames: Russ, Riss, Reis, Ross, Reus, Gress, Kress, Dress, Hess, Ness

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Ress Family Origin

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Ress Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Bootmaker Master Employs 3 Hands

    14%
  • Iron Puddler

    14%
  • Labourer (General)

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ress family was Labourer (General). The most common Ress occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 14% of Ress's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Bootmaker Master Employs 3 Hands and Iron Puddler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ress.

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Ress Historical Records

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Ress Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, Ress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ress in 1959 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ress

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