Gressley Family History

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Gressley Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the German Swiss family name Gressly, a variant of Gressel.

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


Similar surnames: Kressley, Grasley, Gressler, Pressley, Pressler, Cressey, Frensley

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Gressley Family Origin

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Gressley Family Occupations

What did your Gressley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Milker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gressley. 14% of Gressley men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gressley women worked as a Milker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gressley were Clerk and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Milker
    17%
  • Boarding
    9%
  • Clerk Typist
    9%
  • Cook
    9%

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

Gressley Historical Records

What Gressley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gressley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gressley 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 97 immigration records available for the last name Gressley. 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 292 military records available for the last name Gressley. For the veterans among your Gressley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gressley Life Expectancy

What is the average Gressley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gressley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gressley in 1963 was 78, and 94 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gressley

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