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Ables Name Meaning

Scottish: derivative of Abel, meaning ‘son or servant of someone called Abel’. Possibly a respelling of German Abels.

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


Similar surnames: Abbs, Gales, Able, Alles, Ahles, Abler, Stables, Valles, Vales, Abele

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Ables Family Origin

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Ables Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ables family was Laborer. The most common Ables occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Ables's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ables.

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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Ables Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ables. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ables 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ables. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ables. For the veterans among your Ables ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ables Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ables life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Ables in 1945 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ables 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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