Cressy Family History

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Cressy Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in northern France, in Saône-et-Loire, Seine-Maritime, and Somme, all named with the Gallic personal name Crixsos ‘curly-haired man’ (Latin Crixsus) + the Latin locative suffix -acum. Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of stony ground, Occitan cres, gres. Possibly a variant of French Cressé: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Bress, Cross, Pressey, Cresci, Cressey, Tress, Crosby, Crespi, Kress

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Cressy Family Origin

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Cressy Family Occupations

What did your Cressy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cressy family was Farm Laborer. The most common Cressy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Cressy's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cressy.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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Cressy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Cressy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cressy 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cressy. 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 Cressy. For the veterans among your Cressy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cressy Life Expectancy

What is the average Cressy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cressy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cressy in 1945 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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