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Presson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Middle English prest ‘priest’, i.e. ‘son of the priest’. French: occupational name for a presser of wine or oil, from a derivative of presser ‘to press’.

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


Similar surnames: Preston, Pressman, Pressey, Presser, Pousson, Bresson, Press, Poisson

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Where is the Presson family from?

You can see how Presson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Presson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Presson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Presson families living in Virginia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Presson's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Presson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Presson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Presson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Presson. 22% of Presson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Presson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Presson were Farming and Stenographer.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Presson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Presson 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 Presson. 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 Presson. For the veterans among your Presson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Presson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Presson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Presson in 1945 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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