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Abrams Family History

Abrams Surname 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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Where is the Abrams family from?

You can see how Abrams families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Abrams family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Abrams families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 69 Abrams families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Abrams's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Abrams families in 1911.
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What did your Abrams ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Abrams. 47% of Abrams men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Abrams women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abrams were Farmers Son and Labourer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Tailor
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Labourer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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