Able Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Abel. Probably also an Americanized spelling of the same surname in other languages.

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

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Able Family Origin

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Able Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • Teamster

    10%
  • Clothier

    5%

In 1881, the most common Able occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Able's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Able. A less common occupation for the Able family was Clothier.

Source: Census data for Able | Data not to scale

Able Historical Records

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Able Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Able life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Able in 1941 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Able

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