Abner Name Meaning

English: from a Biblical personal name, meaning in Hebrew ‘God is (my) light’, which was popular among the Puritans, especially among early settlers in New England, but also in the southern states. In the First and Second Books of Samuel, Abner is Saul’s uncle and the commander of his army, who is eventually cut down by Joab (II Samuel 3:12–39).

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

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Abner Family Origin

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Abner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

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

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Abner Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Abner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Abner in 1942 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abner

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