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Abela Name Meaning

Italian: variant of Abella or possibly from a feminine form of the Biblical name Abele (see Abel). Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish: variant of Abella. Dutch: variant of Abele.

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


Similar surnames: Abella, Abele, Abel, Avella, Sabala, Favela, Apel, Abeln, Abila

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Where is the Abela family from?

You can see how Abela families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abela family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Abela families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Abela family living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Abela's in the USA. Ohio and 2 other states had the highest population of Abela families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abela surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abela. 37% of Abela men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Shipping Clerk
    7%
  • Messenger
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Abela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abela 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Abela. 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 451 military records available for the last name Abela. For the veterans among your Abela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abela lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Abela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Abela in 1951 was 46, and 62 in 2004.

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