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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Abt Family Origin

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Abt Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Abt occupation in the USA was Butcher. 16% of Abt's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Abt family was Cabinet Maker. Butcher, Farmer and Basket Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abt.

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  • Butcher

    16%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Basket Maker

    3%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

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Passenger List

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Abt Life Expectancy

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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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