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Type Surname
Pronounced Pron. KRES  [key]
Other Forms FormsKress

Meaning & History

A variant of the German surname Kress. From the Middle High German "kresse" meaning "gudgeon" (a type of fish) or the Old High German "krassig", meaning "greedy". Can also be from an altered form of the names Erasmus or Christian, or the Latin spelling of the Cyrillic "КРЕСС".
Added 9/26/2015 by susiecanuck
Edited 3/4/2020 by Mike C and Sofia