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Abbotts Family History

Abbotts Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Abbott, Botts, Abbot, Abbett, Abbitt, Bott, Rabbitt, Debutts, Botte

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Where is the Abbotts family from?

You can see how Abbotts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abbotts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Abbotts families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 11 Abbotts families living in Minnesota. This was about 42% of all the recorded Abbotts's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Abbotts families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abbotts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abbotts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Miner and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Abbotts. 34% of Abbotts men worked as a Miner and 50% of Abbotts women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abbotts were Miner Machine Operator and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Miner
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver
  • Miner Machine Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Abbotts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abbotts census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 471 immigration records available for the last name Abbotts. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 847 military records available for the last name Abbotts. For the veterans among your Abbotts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abbotts lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Abbotts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Abbotts in 1964 was 74, and 66 in 2002.

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