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Bressan Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name for someone from Brescia, from a northern variant, Bressan(o), of Bresciano, an adjectival form of the place name. French: 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: Bress, Bresson, Bressi, Breda, Jessen, Brennan, Bussan, Rossin, Ressa

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Where is the Bressan family from?

You can see how Bressan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bressan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bressan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Bressan families living in Massachusetts. This was about 45% of all the recorded Bressan's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Bressan families in 1880.
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What did your Bressan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Bressan. 45% of Bressan men worked as a Laborer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Weaver
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bressan. 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 Cards

There are 404 military records available for the last name Bressan. For the veterans among your Bressan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bressan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bressan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bressan in 1953 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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