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Abele Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from Abeele in Zeeland. South German and Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht (see Albert). Latvian: from Latvian abele ‘apple tree’, a topographic name or occupational name for someone who lived by or owned an orchard. Variant of the Ashkenazic Jewish name Abeles.

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


Similar surnames: Abel, Aberle, Abeles, Gabel, Apel, Axel, Abela, Abert, Mele, Abend

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Where is the Abele family from?

You can see how Abele families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abele family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Abele families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Abele family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Abele's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Abele families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abele surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abele ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abele. 19% of Abele men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Abele women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abele were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Abele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abele 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 Abele. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Abele. For the veterans among your Abele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abele lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Abele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Abele in 1951 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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