Ress Family History

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Ress Name Meaning

nickname for an irascible or excitable man, from Middle High German ræsse ‘wild’, ‘raging’. (Bavaria): topographic name from ress ‘slope’ or ‘drainage channel’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.

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

Similar surnames: Russ, Riss, Reis, Ross, Reus, Gress, Kress, Dress, Hess, Ness

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Ress Family Origin

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Ress Family Occupations

What did your Ress ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ress. 24% of Ress men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Ress women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ress were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ress census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ress. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ress. For the veterans among your Ress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ress Life Expectancy

What is the average Ress lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ress in 1959 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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