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Tress Name Meaning

English: unexplained. German: from a short form of the personal name Andreas (see Andrew). German: from a short form of the female personal name Theres(e). German: variant of Dress. Jewish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Dress, Kress, Ress, Gress, Bess, Press, Brass, Bress, Rees, Tross

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Where is the Tress family from?

You can see how Tress families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tress family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tress families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Tress family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Tress's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Tress families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tress surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tress ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tress. 21% of Tress men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Tress women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tress were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Seamstress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Tress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tress 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 803 immigration records available for the last name Tress. 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 Tress. For the veterans among your Tress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tress lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Tress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Tress in 1953 was 40, and 65 in 2004.

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