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Press Family History

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

193,709 Historical Documents with Press on Ancestry.com
68,272 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,983 Military Records
6,489 Immigration Records
43,525 Census and Voter Lists
44,440 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Press Families

  • Number of Press families
     85 - 168
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Press families
     103 - 204
     35 - 102
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Press families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Press census records

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Press Family Origin

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Press Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Press families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Press

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Press Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Press census records

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Press Civil War Service Records

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