Press is probably an occupational surname derived from "Priest". Spelling variations include: Preost, Priest, Prest, Preist, Prestt, Press, Prust and many more. Other surnames derived from this source include Priestly, Presley and similar variations.
The name was first found in Hertfordshire, where Aelfsige Preost was recorded in 963.
Our Press ancestors include the following people. Click on any name to access a computer-generated page of information about that person and a list of the information sources.
Click on the name of any of the notable ancestors listed below to read a short biography that I have written about them.
The following Press family stories are published on this website.
The Press clan is descended from John Press (died before 1849).