Abbas Family History

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Abbas Name Meaning

Muslim (widespread throughout the Muslim world): from the Arabic personal name ?Abbas, literally ‘stern’, ‘austere’. ?Abbas was the name of an uncle (died 652) of the Prophet Muhammad, the ancestor of the Abbasid dynasty (see Abbasi). German: Latinized form of Abt ‘abbot’.

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

Similar surnames: Abbasi, Abad, Akbar, Bras, Atlas, Abrams, Bas, Baas, Abbe, Alban

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Abbas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Abbas name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Abbas. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Middle East


  • Southern Asia


  • England & Wales


  • Turkey & the Caucasus


  • Germanic Europe


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Abbas Family Origin

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Abbas Family Occupations

What did your Abbas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Abbas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Abbas's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Abbas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Abbas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abbas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Abbas. 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 Card

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

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Abbas Life Expectancy

What is the average Abbas lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Abbas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Abbas in 1947 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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