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Abad Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from abad ‘priest’ (from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’, genitive abbatis, from the Aramaic word meaning ‘father’). The application is uncertain: it could be a nickname, an occupational name for the servant of a priest, or denote an (illegitimate) son of a priest. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ?Abbad ‘devoted worshiper’ or ‘servant’. The banu (tribe) ?Abbad claims descent from the ancient Lakhmid kings of al-?Hirah. The founder of the ?Abbadids of Seville was Muhammad bin ?Abbad (1023–42), whose son ?Abbad succeeded his father as chamberlain to the pretended khalif, but was soon ruling in his own right under the honorific title al-Muta??did ‘petitioner for justice (from Allah)’.

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


Similar surnames: Abate, Abid, Awad, Azad, Abadi, Samad, Sabat, Baz, Bay, Awan

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Where is the Abad family from?

You can see how Abad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abad family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Abad families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Abad families living in Hawaii. This was about 16% of all the recorded Abad's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Abad families in 1920.
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What did your Abad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abad. 46% of Abad men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Abad women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abad were Waiter and Cigar Maker.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    46%
  • Kitchen Man
    5%
  • Labor
    5%
  • Waiter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Cookhelper
    25%
  • Cigar Maker
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Abad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Abad. For the veterans among your Abad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abad lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Abad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Abad in 1942 was 34, and 68 in 2004.

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