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Kressler Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Kressel in Baden. Compare Cressler .

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


Similar surnames: Pressler, Ressler, Kressley, Kreidler, Kiesler, Dressler, Kessler

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Where is the Kressler family from?

You can see how Kressler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kressler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kressler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Kressler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Kressler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kressler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kressler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kressler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kressler. 37% of Kressler men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Kressler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kressler were Mechanic and House Wife. .

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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
    37%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Butcher
    7%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Housework
    14%
  • House Wife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kressler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kressler 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 345 immigration records available for the last name Kressler. 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 493 military records available for the last name Kressler. For the veterans among your Kressler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kressler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kressler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kressler in 1944 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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