Abbs Family History

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Abbs Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): derivative of Abel, meaning ‘son or servant of someone called Abel’.

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

Similar surnames: Abel, Dobbs, Abbasi, Abby, Dabbs, Babbs, Abu, Amos, Ames, Abbe

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Abbs Family Origin

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Abbs Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Abbs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Abbs's were Farmers. Farmer, Cooper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abbs. A less common occupation for the Abbs family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Laborer

  • Baker


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Abbs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Abbs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abbs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 738 immigration records available for the last name Abbs. 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 Card

There are 892 military records available for the last name Abbs. For the veterans among your Abbs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abbs Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Abbs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Abbs in 1956 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Abbs ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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