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Abraham Family History

Abraham Name Meaning
From the Hebrew personal name Avraham, borne by a Biblical patriarch revered by Jews as the founding father of the Jewish people (Genesis 11–25), and by Muslims as founder of all the Semitic peoples, both Hebrew and Arab (compare Ibrahim). The name is explained in Genesis 17:5 as being derived from Hebrew av hamon goyim ‘father of a multitude of nations’. It was widely used as a personal name among Christians as well as Jews in the Middle Ages in diverse cultures from northern Europe to southern India. It is also found as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a family name among families from Kerala.Irish: English name adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’. See McBroom.

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

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Name Distribution of Abraham Families

  • Number of Abraham families
     183 - 363
     62 - 182
     1 - 61
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Abraham families
     395 - 787
     132 - 394
     1 - 131
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Abraham families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Abraham Family Origin

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Abraham Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Abraham

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Abraham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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