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Abelman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Abele (see Abeles) + German Mann ‘man’. Americanized spelling of German Abelmann, which is from the personal name Abel (a pet form of Albrecht) + -mann as a diminutive suffix.

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


Similar surnames: Belman, Adelman, Selman, Berman, Abelson, Kelman, Andelman, Elman

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Where is the Abelman family from?

You can see how Abelman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abelman family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Abelman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Abelman families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Abelman's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Abelman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Abelman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Abelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abelman. 30% of Abelman men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Abelman women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abelman were Grocer and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    30%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Grocer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    50%
  • Storekeeper
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Abelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abelman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 521 immigration records available for the last name Abelman. 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 266 military records available for the last name Abelman. For the veterans among your Abelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Abelman lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Abelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Abelman in 1960 was 58, and 84 in 2004.

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