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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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Where is the Cressy family from?

You can see how Cressy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cressy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cressy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Cressy families living in New Hampshire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Cressy's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Cressy families in 1840.
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What did your Cressy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cressy. 19% of Cressy men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Cressy women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cressy were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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