Kress Name Meaning

from a much altered pet form of the personal name Erasmus, a Latinized form of Greek erasmos ‘loved’ (see Rasmus). from a much altered pet form of the personal name Christian. from Middle High German kresse ‘gudgeon’, hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman. unflattering nickname for a greedy person, from Old High German krassig, gratag ‘greedy’.

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


Similar surnames: Krebs, Gress, Kreis, Ress, Tress, Krass, Kless, Bress, Dress, Kreps

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Kress Family Origin

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Kress Family Occupations

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  • Factory Hand

    36%
  • Farm Laborer

    18%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    9%

In 1881, Factory Hand, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kress. The most common Kress occupation in Canada was Factory Hand. 36% of Kress's were Factory Hands. A less common occupation for the Kress family was Carpenter.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Kress life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kress in 1946 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kress

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