Ress Family History

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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

What did your Ress ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Blacksmith

  • Bootmaker Master Employs 3 Hands

  • Iron Puddler

  • Labourer (General)


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

Ress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ress 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 Ress. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Ress. For the veterans among your Ress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ress Life Expectancy

What is the average Ress lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ress

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ress 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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