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Abt Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Old Low German or Middle Dutch abt ‘abbot’, hence an occupational name for a servant of an abbot or a nickname for someone thought to resemble an abbot in some way. In some instances it may have been from a house name. Jewish (central Ashkenazic): from Abt, the German name of Opatów in Poland, or from Apt, the Yiddish name of this city.

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


Similar surnames: Ast, Apt, Abu, Art, Gast, Obst, Axt, Alt, Ott, Baba

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Where is the Abt family from?

You can see how Abt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Abt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Abt family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Abt's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Abt families in 1840.
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What did your Abt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abt. 16% of Abt men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Abt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abt were Clerk and Clerk.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Abt. 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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There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Abt. For the veterans among your Abt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Abt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Abt in 1945 was 19, and 74 in 2004.

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