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Abbott Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate, Spanish Abad, or German Abt.

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


Similar surnames: Bott, Ott, Tabbert, Mabbitt, Bolt, Brott, Boot, Schott, Babbitt

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Abbott Family Origin

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Abbott Family Occupations

What did your Abbott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Abbott family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abbott. The most common Abbott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Abbott's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Abbott Historical Records

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Abbott Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Abbott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Abbott in 1941 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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United States

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