Bress Family History

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Bress Name Meaning

Probably a variant of French Bresse, ethnic name for someone from the region of France called Bresse, or habitational name from any of various places of this name, derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Bricius (see Brice).

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

Similar surnames: Brees, Kress, Gress, Bess, Tress, Press, Bruss, Dress, Bross, Brass

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Bress Family Origin

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Bress Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bress. 23% of Bress men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bress women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bress were Proprietor and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady

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

Bress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bress 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 587 immigration records available for the last name Bress. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 642 military records available for the last name Bress. For the veterans among your Bress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bress Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bress in 1959 was 56, and 88 in 2004.

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