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Abrahams Family History

Abrahams Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Abraham.

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

Similar surnames: Abraham, Abrams, Abrahamson, Abrahamsen, Braham, Abram, Abraha

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Where is the Abrahams family from?

You can see how Abrahams families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abrahams family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Abrahams families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Abrahams families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Abrahams's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Abrahams families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abrahams surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abrahams ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Abrahams. 15% of Abrahams men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Abrahams women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abrahams were Laborer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Abrahams. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Abrahams. For the veterans among your Abrahams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abrahams lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Abrahams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Abrahams in 1951 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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