Abelson Family History

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Abelson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Abele (see Abeles). Americanized spelling of Danish Abelsen or Swedish Abelsson, patronymics from the personal name Abel.

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


Similar surnames: Belson, Abelman, Elson, Adelson, Benson, Kelson, Berson, Nelson

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Abelson Family Origin

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Abelson Family Occupations

What did your Abelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abelson. 22% of Abelson men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Abelson women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abelson were Manager and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Abelson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Abelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abelson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Abelson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Abelson. For the veterans among your Abelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abelson Life Expectancy

What is the average Abelson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Abelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Abelson in 1962 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

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