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Dress Name Meaning

German: of uncertain derivation; possibly from a short form of the Germanic personal name Thrasolt, composed with a stem meaning ‘to fight’, or alternatively from the personal name Andreas.

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


Similar surnames: Drass, Tress, Drews, Drees, Ress, Kress, Gress, Gess, Dies, Drewes

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Dress Family Origin

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Dress Family Occupations

What did your Dress ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dress. The most common Dress occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of Dress's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dress family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    7%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dress ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dress Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dress. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dress 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dress. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dress. For the veterans among your Dress ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dress Life Expectancy

What is the average Dress lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dress in 1954 was 70, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dress

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dress ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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