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Pressler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the city of Breslau in Silesia (Polish name Wroclaw), or from Pressel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Presler.

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


Similar surnames: Presler, Presser, Bresler, Kressler, Dressler, Bressler, Tessler

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Where is the Pressler family from?

You can see how Pressler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pressler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pressler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Pressler families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Pressler's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pressler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pressler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pressler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pressler. 17% of Pressler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Pressler women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pressler were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Pressler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pressler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pressler. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pressler. For the veterans among your Pressler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pressler lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pressler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pressler in 1959 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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