Kressley Family History

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Kressley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kressler or Kressle, from a much altered short form of the medieval personal name Erasmus (see Kress 1).

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


Similar surnames: Gressley, Pressley, Frensley, Cressey, Cressler, Kressler, Freshley

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Kressley Family Origin

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Kressley Family Occupations

What did your Kressley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kressley. 23% of Kressley men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Kressley women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kressley were Salesman and Beautician

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Advertising Manager
    5%
  • Beautician
    5%

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

Kressley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kressley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kressley 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 36 immigration records available for the last name Kressley. 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 252 military records available for the last name Kressley. For the veterans among your Kressley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kressley Life Expectancy

What is the average Kressley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kressley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kressley in 1963 was 53, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kressley

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