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Abraham Name Meaning

From the Hebrew personal name Avraham, borne by a Biblical patriarch revered by Jews as the founding father of the Jewish people (Genesis 11–25), and by Muslims as founder of all the Semitic peoples, both Hebrew and Arab (compare Ibrahim). The name is explained in Genesis 17:5 as being derived from Hebrew av hamon goyim ‘father of a multitude of nations’. It was widely used as a personal name among Christians as well as Jews in the Middle Ages in diverse cultures from northern Europe to southern India. It is also found as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a family name among families from Kerala. Irish: English name adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’. See McBroom.

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


Similar surnames: Abrahams, Ibrahim, Braham, Brahm, Branham, Worsham, Abraha, Markham

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Abraham Family Origin

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Abraham Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Abraham family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abraham. The most common Abraham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Abraham's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%

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Abraham Historical Records

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Abraham Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Abraham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Abraham in 1945 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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