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Abbey Family History

Abbey Name Meaning
English: from Middle English abbeye, abbaye (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest’s house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.

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

295,278 Historical Documents with Abbey on Ancestry.com
61,248 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,247 Military Records
4,838 Immigration Records
50,288 Census and Voter Lists
171,657 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Abbey Families

  • Number of Abbey families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Abbey families
     242 - 482
     81 - 241
     1 - 80
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Abbey families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Abbey census records

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Abbey Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Abbey families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Abbey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Abbey

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Abbey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Abbey census records

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Abbey Civil War Service Records

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