Abelson Family History

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Abelson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Abele (see Abeles). Americanized spelling of Danish Abelsen or Swedish Abelsson, patronymics from the personal name Abel.

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

Similar surnames: Belson, Abelman, Elson, Adelson, Benson, Kelson, Berson, Nelson

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Abelson Family Origin

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Abelson Family Occupations

What did your Abelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Abelson family was Minister. The most common Abelson occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 33% of Abelson's were Cigar Makers. Cigar Maker and Clerk In Store were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Abelson.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Clerk In Store

  • Minister


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Abelson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Abelson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Abelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abelson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Abelson. 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 Abelson. For the veterans among your Abelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abelson Life Expectancy

What is the average Abelson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Abelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Abelson in 1962 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abelson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Abelson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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