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Presser Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French prestre ‘priest’. German: derogatory nickname for a bully or tyrant, from an agent noun derivative of pressen ‘to oppress’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who did ironing, from Yiddish pres ‘flat iron’ + the agent noun suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Presler, Preiser, Dresser, Press, Pressler, Pressey, Kreiser, Reusser

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Where is the Presser family from?

You can see how Presser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Presser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Presser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Presser families living in Kentucky. This was about 40% of all the recorded Presser's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Presser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Presser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Presser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Presser. 17% of Presser men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Presser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Presser were Proprietor and Bookkeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Presser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Presser 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Presser. 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 Presser. For the veterans among your Presser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Presser lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Presser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Presser in 1954 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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