Ables Name Meaning

Scottish: derivative of Abel, meaning ‘son or servant of someone called Abel’. Possibly a respelling of German Abels.

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


Similar surnames: Abbs, Gales, Able, Alles, Ahles, Abler, Stables, Valles, Vales, Abele

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Ables Family Origin

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Ables Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ables family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ables. The most common Ables occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Ables's were Farmers.

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Ables Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Ables life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Ables in 1945 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ables

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