Bress Family History

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Bress Name Meaning

Probably a variant of French Bresse, ethnic name for someone from the region of France called Bresse, or habitational name from any of various places of this name, derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Bricius (see Brice).

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


Similar surnames: Brees, Kress, Gress, Bess, Tress, Press, Bruss, Dress, Bross, Brass

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Bress Family Origin

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Bress Family Occupations

What did your Bress ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farming, Laborer and Retail Furniture Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bress. The most common Bress occupation in the USA was Farming. 25% of Bress's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Bress family was Section Boss.

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  • Farming

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Retail Furniture Dealer

    25%
  • Section Boss

    25%

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

Bress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bress 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bress. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Bress Life Expectancy

What is the average Bress lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bress in 1959 was 56, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bress

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bress 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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