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Abell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Abell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Abell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Abell Family Origin

Where is the Abell family from?

Abell Family Occupations

What did your Abell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abell. A less common occupation for the Abell family was Carpenter. The most common Abell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Abell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Abell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Abell Historical Records

What Abell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Abell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Abell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Abell. For the veterans among your Abell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abell Life Expectancy

What is the average Abell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Abell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Abell in 1943 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Abell 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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