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Cypress Name Meaning

Native American (Seminole): from a personal name based on the English word cypress (probably through translation) denoting a bald cypress that is characteristic of Florida the homeland of the Seminoles. The surname is common in The Big Cypress Indian Reservation. Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various Greek surnames derived from kyparissos ‘cypress’ as for example Kyparissis Kyparissos and Kyparissiadis. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Zipress or Zypress: topographic name for someone living near a cypress tree or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a cypress Middle High German zipres(se) (from Italian cipressa Latin cupressus).

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


Similar surnames: Cross, Kress, Cressy, Cyrus, Bress, Ress, Preiss, Preuss, Spross

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Where is the Cypress family from?

You can see how Cypress families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cypress family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Cypress families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Cypress family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Cypress's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cypress families in 1840.
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What did your Cypress ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cypress. 48% of Cypress men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Cypress women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cypress were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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
    48%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    30%
  • Cook
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cypress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cypress 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 163 immigration records available for the last name Cypress. 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 580 military records available for the last name Cypress. For the veterans among your Cypress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cypress lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Cypress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Cypress in 1954 was 61, and 65 in 2004.

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