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Abeln Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Abel.

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


Similar surnames: Abels, Abel, Abele, Aubel, Abela, Abelman, Axel, Aberle, Benn, Bein

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Where is the Abeln family from?

You can see how Abeln families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abeln family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Abeln families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Abeln families living in Missouri. This was about 64% of all the recorded Abeln's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Abeln families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abeln surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abeln ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abeln. 25% of Abeln men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Abeln women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abeln were Foreman and Housekeeper.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Foreman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Labor
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Abeln. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abeln 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 214 immigration records available for the last name Abeln. 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 433 military records available for the last name Abeln. For the veterans among your Abeln ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abeln lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Abeln life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Abeln in 1962 was 74, and 68 in 2004.

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