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Cresci Name Meaning

Italian: of uncertain origin, possibly from a short form of the medieval personal name Crescimbene, an omen name bestowed in the hope that the recipient will flourish (literally ‘grow well’). Alternatively, it may be a variant of Cresi, which Caracausi links with Clesi, an Albanian family name.

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


Similar surnames: Crespi, Crisci, Cressy, Kresch, Creech, Lenci, Cenci, Fresco, Risi

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Where is the Cresci family from?

You can see how Cresci families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cresci family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cresci families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Cresci families living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Cresci's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Cresci families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cresci surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cresci ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cresci. 30% of Cresci men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Cresci women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cresci were Clerk and New Worker.

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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
    30%
  • Bartender
    16%
  • Fisherman
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Music Teacher
    14%
  • Packer
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cresci. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cresci 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 958 immigration records available for the last name Cresci. 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 489 military records available for the last name Cresci. For the veterans among your Cresci ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cresci lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cresci life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cresci in 1952 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

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