Gressett Family History

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Gressett Name Meaning

Respelling of French Gresset, from a derivative of graisse ‘fat’.

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

Similar surnames: Grissett, Gassett, Dessert, Russett, Bessett, Gressel, Bresett

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Gressett Family Origin

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Gressett Family Occupations

What did your Gressett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gressett family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gressett. The most common Gressett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Gressett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Gressett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gressett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gressett 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 114 immigration records available for the last name Gressett. 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 503 military records available for the last name Gressett. For the veterans among your Gressett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gressett Life Expectancy

What is the average Gressett lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gressett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gressett in 1950 was 30, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gressett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gressett 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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