Abney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Abney, from the Old English personal name Abba (+ genitive -n) + Old English eg ‘island’. The surname is now much more common in the U.S. than in England.

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


Similar surnames: Adney, Arney, Dabney, Abbey, Arne, Olney, Hanney, Abner, Ney, Aney

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Abney Family Origin

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Abney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

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Abney Historical Records

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Abney Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Abney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Abney in 1942 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abney

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