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Abbott Family History

Abbott Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate, Spanish Abad, or German Abt.

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

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699,788 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
81,817 Military Records
50,719 Immigration Records
521,576 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Abbott Families

  • Number of Abbott families
     345 - 688
     116 - 344
     1 - 115
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Abbott families
     1,277 - 2,552
     426 - 1,276
     1 - 425
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Abbott families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Abbott Family Origin

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Abbott Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Abbott

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Abbott Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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