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Gresser Name Meaning

German: variant of Graser.

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


Similar surnames: Gressler, Gesser, Kresser, Griesser, Grasser, Dresser, Graesser

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Where is the Gresser family from?

You can see how Gresser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gresser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gresser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Gresser families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Gresser's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Gresser families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gresser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gresser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gresser. 15% of Gresser men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Gresser women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gresser were Lather and Servant.

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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
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Lather
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Saleslady
    18%
  • Elevator Operator
    12%
  • Servant
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gresser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gresser 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 939 immigration records available for the last name Gresser. 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 Gresser. For the veterans among your Gresser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gresser lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gresser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gresser in 1963 was 80, and 87 in 2004.

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