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Abney Family History

Abney Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Abney, from the Old English personal name Abba (+ genitive -n) + Old English eg ‘island’. The surname is now much more common in the U.S. than in England.

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

417,227 Historical Documents with Abney on Ancestry.com
40,480 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,705 Military Records
613 Immigration Records
22,968 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Abney Families

  • Number of Abney families
     76 - 150
     26 - 75
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Abney families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Abney last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Abney Family Origin

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Abney Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Abney

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Abney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Abney census records

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Abney Civil War Service Records

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