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Abee Family History

Abee Name Meaning

reduced form of Irish McAbee. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Äbi (see Eby). possibly an Americanized spelling of French Abbé (see Abbe).

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


Similar surnames: Obee, Abbe, Mabee, Able, Abele, Rabey, Adee, Abel, Bee, Gabel

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Where is the Abee family from?

You can see how Abee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abee family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Abee families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Abee families living in Maryland. This was about 67% of all the recorded Abee's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Abee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Abee. 19% of Abee men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Abee women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abee were Carpenter and Spinner. .

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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
    19%
  • Knitter
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    17%
  • Looper
    17%
  • Knitter
    12%
  • Spinner
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Abee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abee 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 301 immigration records available for the last name Abee. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Abee. For the veterans among your Abee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abee lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Abee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Abee in 1963 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

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