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Kresser Name Meaning

German: variant of Kress 4.

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


Similar surnames: Gresser, Kresse, Dresser, Bresser, Kreiser, Resser, Gesser, Kressler

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Where is the Kresser family from?

You can see how Kresser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kresser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kresser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Kresser families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Kresser's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kresser families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kresser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kresser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Bookeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kresser. 12% of Kresser men worked as a Proprietor.

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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

  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Plumber
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookeeper
    100%
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What Kresser family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kresser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kresser 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 351 immigration records available for the last name Kresser. 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 371 military records available for the last name Kresser. For the veterans among your Kresser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kresser lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kresser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Kresser in 1949 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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