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Pressley Name Meaning

English: variant of Priestley. Americanized form of German Pressler.

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

Similar surnames: Pressly, Presley, Kressley, Gressley, Pressler, Frensley, Preszler

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Where is the Pressley family from?

You can see how Pressley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pressley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pressley families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Pressley families living in South Carolina. This was about 42% of all the recorded Pressley's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Pressley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pressley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pressley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pressley. 25% of Pressley men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Pressley women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pressley 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Pressley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pressley 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 Pressley. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Pressley. For the veterans among your Pressley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pressley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pressley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pressley in 1943 was 33, and 71 in 2004.

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