Abrams Family History

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Abrams Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic), Dutch, English, and German: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Abraham.

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

Similar surnames: Abram, Abramson, Abrahams, Abramo, Bram, Abramov, Adams, Brahms

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Abrams Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Abrams name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Abrams. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Abrams Family Origin

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Abrams Family Occupations

What did your Abrams ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Abrams family was Scholar. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abrams. The most common Abrams occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Abrams's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Labourer

  • Scholar


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

Abrams Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 107,000 census records available for the last name Abrams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abrams 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Abrams. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Abrams. For the veterans among your Abrams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abrams Life Expectancy

What is the average Abrams lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Abrams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Abrams in 1947 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Abrams 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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