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Tress Family History

Tress Surname Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English tresse ‘tress lock of hair braid; hairnet’ (Old French trece tresse). German: from a vernacular short form of the personal name Andreas ‘Andrew’. German: from a short form of the female personal name Theres(e). German: variant of Dress . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for lace maker or ornamental from German Tresse ‘gold or silver braid’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dress, Kress, Ress, Gress, Bess, Press, Brass, Bress, Rees, Tross

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Where is the Tress family from?

You can see how Tress families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tress family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tress families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 28 Tress families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Tress's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Tress families in 1891.
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What did your Tress ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer Brick Works Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tress. 100% of Tress men worked as a General Labourer Brick Works Heavy Worker and 72% of Tress women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer Brick Works Heavy Worker
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    16%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Unpaid Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Tress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tress census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 803 immigration records available for the last name Tress. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tress. For the veterans among your Tress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tress lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Tress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Tress in 1953 was 40, and 65 in 2004.

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