Abel Family History

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Abel Name Meaning

Common European surname: from the personal name Abel, which is of Biblical origin and was used as a Christian name in many countries of Europe. In the Book of Genesis Abel is a son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8). In Christian tradition he is regarded as representative of suffering innocence. The Hebrew form of the name is Hevel, from a vocabulary word meaning ‘breath’. German: from the personal name Abel, a pet form of Albrecht (see Albert).

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

Similar surnames: Habel, Babel, Abele, Axel, Gabel, Aubel, Apel, Adel, Fabel, Kabel

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Abel Family Origin

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Abel Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Abel. 49% of Abel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Abel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abel were Journalier and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Student
  • Housewife
  • Servant

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

Abel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 133,000 census records available for the last name Abel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abel 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Abel. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Abel. For the veterans among your Abel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abel Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Abel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Abel in 1942 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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