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Abels Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Abel.

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

Similar surnames: Abeln, Abel, Abele, Aubel, Albers, Axel, Apel, Abela, Aber, Abeles

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Where is the Abels family from?

You can see how Abels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Abels families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Abels families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Abels's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Abels families in 1840.
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What did your Abels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Abels. 24% of Abels men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Abels women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abels were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Abels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abels 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Abels. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Abels. For the veterans among your Abels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abels lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Abels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Abels in 1951 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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