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Kressley Family History

Kressley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Kressle southern and eastern endearing form of Kress or a derivative of the personal name Erasmus (see Kress ).

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


Similar surnames: Gressley, Pressley, Frensley, Cressey, Cressler, Kressler, Freshley

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Where is the Kressley family from?

You can see how Kressley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kressley family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kressley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kressley family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kressley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kressley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kressley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kressley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kressley. 46% of Kressley men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kressley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kressley were Salesman and Cook. .

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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
    46%
  • Truck Driver
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Cook
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 36 immigration records available for the last name Kressley. 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 252 military records available for the last name Kressley. For the veterans among your Kressley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kressley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kressley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kressley in 1963 was 53, and 86 in 2004.

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