Abels Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Abel.

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


Similar surnames: Abeln, Abel, Abele, Aubel, Albers, Axel, Apel, Abela, Aber, Abeles

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Abels Family Origin

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Abels Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Abels family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abels. The most common Abels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Abels's were Farmers.

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Between 1951 and 2004, Abels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Abels in 1951 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abels

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