Cresson Family History

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Cresson Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Presson, Creason, Bresson, Chesson, Crosson, Creson, Preston, Cressy

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Cresson Family Origin

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Cresson Family Occupations

What did your Cresson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cresson. 39% of Cresson men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Cresson women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cresson were Machinist and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Owner
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%

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

Cresson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cresson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cresson 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 574 immigration records available for the last name Cresson. 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 947 military records available for the last name Cresson. For the veterans among your Cresson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cresson Life Expectancy

What is the average Cresson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Cresson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Cresson in 1958 was 55, and 88 in 2004.

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