Abels Family History

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Abels Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Abel.

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

Similar surnames: Abeln, Abel, Abele, Aubel, Albers, Axel, Apel, Abela, Aber, Abeles

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Abels Family Origin

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Abels Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Abels. The most common Abels occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Abels's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son


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Abels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Abels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abels 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 Abels. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Abels. For the veterans among your Abels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abels Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Abels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Abels in 1951 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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