Abbey Name Meaning

English: from Middle English abbeye, abbaye (Old French abeie, Late Latin abbatia ‘priest’s house’), applied as a topographic name for someone living in or near an abbey, or an occupational name for someone working in one.

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

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Abbey Family Origin

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Abbey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Abbey family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abbey. The most common Abbey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Abbey's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Abbey | Data not to scale

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Abbey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Abbey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Abbey in 1940 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abbey

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