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Abt Family History

Abt Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from Old Low German or Middle Dutch abt ‘abbot’, hence an occupational name for a servant of an abbot or a nickname for someone thought to resemble an abbot in some way. In some instances it may have been from a house name.Jewish (central Ashkenazic): from Abt, the German name of Opatów in Poland, or from Apt, the Yiddish name of this city.

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

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20,473 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,569 Military Records
2,088 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Abt Families

  • Number of Abt families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Abt families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Abt last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Abt Family Origin

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Abt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Abt

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Abt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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