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The surname Cress is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Cress is derived from the Old French word "creste," meaning the peak of a hill and indicated that the original bearer lived at or near such a place.

Cress Early Origins



The surname Cress was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Cress Spelling Variations


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Cress Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Crest, Cret, Crests, Crets, Creste, Crete, Crête, Crestes, Cretes, du Crest, Ducrest, du Cret, Ducret, Crais, Crait, Crez, Ducrais, Ducrait, Ducrez, Cray, Crey and many more.

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Cress Early History


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Cress Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cress research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1435 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Cress History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cress Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cress Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cress Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cress Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ulrich Cress, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joh Peter Cress, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johan Henrich Cress, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Niclas Cress, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Cress, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cress Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ephraim Cress, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Jacob Cress, who landed in Canada in 1831

Cress Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sophia Cress, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANDAHAR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Candahar.htm

Cress Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Cress, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Louisa Cress, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cress (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cress (post 1700)



  • Walker James "Foots" Cress (1917-1996), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in 1948 and 1949
  • Roman William Cress (b. 1977), American two-time gold, five-time sliver medalist track athlete
  • Paul H. Cress (1939-2004), Canadian computer scientist, known for creating WATFOR (WATerloo FORtran), for the IBM System/360 family of computers
  • Frederick Harold Cress AM (1938-2009), British-born, Australian painter, awarded the Archibald Prize in 1988 for his portrait of John Beard

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANDAHAR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Candahar.htm

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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The Cress Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cress Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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