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Kresch Name Meaning

Jewish (from Austrian Galicia): perhaps a habitational name from the town of Krzeszów now in southern Poland. German: perhaps a variant of Kretsch . This surname is very rare in Germany. Germanized form of Croatian and Slovenian Kreš: probably a nickname from a derivative of kresati ‘to strike fire’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Krech, Kirsch, Frisch, Krisch, Pesch, Reisch, Krosch, Kapsch, Grech

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Where is the Kresch family from?

You can see how Kresch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kresch family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kresch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Kresch family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kresch's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kresch families in 1880.
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What did your Kresch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver was the top reported job for people in the USA named Kresch. 25% of Kresch men worked as a Truck Driver. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor
  • Machinist
  • Lawyer
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Census Records

There are 761 census records available for the last name Kresch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kresch 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Kresch. 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 Cards

There are 81 military records available for the last name Kresch. For the veterans among your Kresch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kresch lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Kresch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kresch in 1966 was 74, and 97 in 2004.

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